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.

Ordinances & Resolutions

Here are links to the Butte County Ordinances and Resolutions that the Department of Development Services is charged with administering:

Planning Division

  • Butte County General Plan 2030
  • Zoning (Chapter 24 of County Code) | Chapter 24 - Municode

  • 2016-01-26 - Resolutions Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on January 12, 2016 Regarding Amendments to General Plan Policy AG-P5.3 (Agricultural Buffer)

    2015-03-24 - Special Events Facilities Zoning Ordinance update 

    2015-01-27 - Zoning Ordinance Update with amendments shown (Aliquot Divisions, Ag Worker Housing, Ag Worker Housing Center, Animal Processing - Limited, Stables - Private,  Clustered Development, Signs, Loss of Legal Status of Non Conforming Use, Animal Keeping, Hazardous Materials in Home Occupations, Cell Towers, Lot Line Adjustments)

  • Subdivisions (Chapter 20 of County Code)
  • Surface Mining and Reclamation (Chapter 13, Article II, of Butte County Code)
  • Land Conservation (Williamson) Act Rules
  • Adult Business Regulation (Chapter 15, Article IV, of Butte County Code)
  • Butte County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
  • Building Division

    Code Enforcement

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    Development Services

    Phone: 530.538.7601
    Fax: 530.538.7785

    Building - 530.538.7601 
    Planning - 530.538.5359
    Code Enforcement - 530.538.6000

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     Locations & Hours

    Development Services

    7 County Center Drive
    Oroville, CA 95965

    Office Hours
    Mon - 8am to 4pm
    Tues - 8am to 4pm
    Wed - 8am to 3pm
    Thur - 8am to 4pm
    Fri - 8am to 4pm

    Excludes Holidays

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     What's New

    October 25, 2017
    Fire Assistance Center Information

    September 1, 2017
    New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

    August 3, 2017
    Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission
    August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

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