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.

Development Services Fees

Butte County Master Fee Schedule

The Master Fee Schedule (effective 9/1/2017 ) lists the fees of different County Departments/Divisions. Within the Master Fee Schedule you will find the below fees for Development Services.


IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: The fees shown for Planning and Building do not reflect fees collected on behalf of other departments/divisions who have a role in the process of Planning Projects and/or Building Permits. 

Depending on the type and location of each project/permit – there may be fees from Agriculture, County Clerk-Recorder, Fire, Land Development/Public Works, and Environmental Health; as well as Impact Fees, drainage fees, etc. Additionally, there may also be school fees and parks and recreation fees. 

Planning has a more comprehensive spreadsheet posted to indicate the fees charged by others for the processing of different Project Types. Due to the complexity of Building Permits, we are working on, but not yet able to provide a cost estimator. Until then – you may request a FREE FEE ESTIMATE from the Permit Center.




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Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.538.7601 
Planning - 530.538.5359

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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

July 17, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

July 17, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

June 30, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

April 24, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

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