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.

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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 Proposals (RFP)
  • 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.


    October 12, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017
    Implementation of The 2016 California Building Standards Code

    August 25, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017
    California Building Standards Code Changes
    Implementation of The 2016 California Building Standards Code

    June 30, 2016
    Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone

    April 15, 2016 - Effective May 12, 2016
    Standards for Limited Density Owner-Built Rural Dwellings with Findings (T25)

    April 11, 2016
    PowerButte: Solar Overlay Zone Community Meetings

    January 19, 2015
    RFP - Towing for AVA Program (Due 2/1/16)

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     Contact DDS

    Development Services

    Phone: 530.538.7601
    Fax: 530.538.7785

    Building - 530.538.7601 
    Planning - 530.538.5359

    Submit Suggestions & Issues.
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    View Full List of Staff.
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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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