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.

Welcome to the Department of Development Services
MMJ Billboard 2015


The Planning Division coordinates review of development projects; develops and implements the Butte County General Plan and other advance planning programs; and provides information to assist in the orderly growth and development of the County.


The Building Division administers State and County building codes and ordinances to ensure buildings are safe for occupancy. This is accomplished through the permitting, plan review and inspection process.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.

  • Code Case Types
  • Request for Quotations (RFQ)
  • Complaint Forms

  • Online Permit Center

    The Online Permit Center allows licensed contractors and home owners to apply for and receive building permits over the internet. It allows applicants to follow the status of their permit application and request inspections. Additionally, it allows the public to review permits and property information.

    View the Online Permit Center.

    Economic Development Assistance Committee (EDAC)

    EDAC has been created for new and existing businesses to discuss plans to develop new business or to expand or retain their existing operations in Butte County, with all County departments at one time.

    Learn more about EDAC Meetings.


    July 24, 2015
    Planning Commission to Hold July 30, 2015 Workshop on PowerButte Solar Overlay Zone

    July 16, 2015
    The Public Review Draft Oroville Urban Greening Plan has been released. The public is invited to review the draft plan and provide comments to be addressed/ included in the final document.  Follow this link to download the Draft Oroville Urban Greening Plan.

    June 17, 2015
    Draft Supplemental EIR for Amendments to General Plan Agricultural Element Policy AG-P5.3 and Related Zoning Ordinance Amendments Available

    May 5, 2015
    State Fire Marshal Approved Materials

    February 1, 2015
    Forrest Ranch Inspections (Tues & Thurs ONLY!)

    January 29, 2015
    Building Stakeholders Meeting

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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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