Development Services

If you are looking to create jobs, talk with us. We process Building Permits including Plan Review, Inspections and coordination with other agencies to issue Permits. We process Development Applications including environmental review, provide zoning information and support long-range planning through the County’s General Plan. Code Enforcement responds to Building, Land Use, Abandoned Vehicles, Noise, Nuisance Abatement and the County’s Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance complaints.

Good Fence, Bad Fence

Approved fencing is constructed of durable fencing materials as permitted by the Butte County Zoning Code (24-60). Examples of approved fencing materials are wood and vinyl. Examples of non-approved fencing materials are, but not limited to: sheet metal, vehicles and/or parts, garage doors, aluminum siding, corrugated tin, plywood, OSB, and other materials not specially designed for use as fencing.

All marijuana grown outside of any building must be fully enclosed by a solid and opaque fence (of approved materials by the Department of Development Services) at least six (6) feet in height or a height sufficient to conceal the marijuana from view. 

For More Information, See County Code 34A and/or Chapter 34A-10 Fencing.

Good Fences
Bad Fences

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 Contact DDS

Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.538.6861
Planning - 530.538.5359

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 Locations & Hours

Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 3:00pm
Excludes Holidays