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.

Our Staff

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Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Director 530.552.3700
Pete Calarco Assistant Director 530.552.3700 NA
Kenneth Colwell Fiscal Manager 530.552.3660 NA
Deborah DeBrunner
Administrative Analyst, Sr. 530.552.3661 NA
Jennifier Wakefield Administrative Assistant, Sr. 530.552.3662 NA
Kao Vang Account Clerk 530.552.3663 NA  
VACANT Information Systems Analyst 530.552.3666 NA
VACANT            Information Systems Technician, Associate - EH* 530.552.3665 NA
Building Division
Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Curtis Johnson Building Division Manager (CBO) 530.552.3644 530.693.1561
Woody Townsend Building Inspector, Supervisor NA 530.693.6045
Larry Akers Building Inspector, Sr - EH* NA 530.353.1816  
Scott Young Building Inspector NA 530.353.0850
Adam Kingsley  Building Inspector, Sr NA 530.353.1766
Mike Genna  Building Inspector, Sr NA 530.854.0014
Mike Knight Building Inspector - EH NA 530.552.2698  
Philo Hunt, P.E. Plan Check Engineer 530.552.3650 NA
Efrain Ruvalcaba Building Official Assistant
530.552.3651 NA
Adrien Peterson Permit Assistant NA NA
Jordan DeBrunner Building Plans Examiner 530.552.3647 NA
Carrie Gomez Permit Technician 530.552.3646 NA
Dustin Hennings Permit Center, Supervisor 530.552.3648 NA
Sonia Nelson Permit Assistant 530.552.3649 NA  
Code Enforcement Division
Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Chris Jellison Manager, Code Enforcement 530.552.3640 530.693.6042
Phil Preader Code Enforcement Officer NA 530.353.0544
Brad Lawton Code Enforcement Officer NA  530.693.6041
Randall Smith Code Enforcement Officer NA 530.353.0771
Shawn Williams Code Enforcement Officer NA 530.353.0690
Ed Anderson Code Enforcement Officer - EH NA 530.770.1903  
Matt Fuchs Code Enforcement Officer - EH*  NA    
David Hemming Code Enforcement Officer - EH* NA 530.693.7228
Ted Weber Code Enforcement Officer - EH* NA 530.353.1818  
Tim Torres Code Enforcement Officer - EH*  NA


Debbie Laugenour Office Specialist, Senior 530.552.3639 NA
Willow Emberland
Office Specialist - EH* 530.552.3702    
Planning Division
Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Charles Thistlethwaite Planning Division Manager 530.552.3680  530.990.3597
Dan Breedon, AICP Principal Planner 530.552.3682 NA
Claudia Stuart, AICP Principal Planner 530.552.3681 NA
Mark Michelena Senior Planner 530.552.3683 NA
Rowland Hickel Senior Planner 530.552.3684 NA
Tristan Weems Associate Planner 530.552.3685 NA

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.552.3700
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702
Building Inspection IVR - 530.538.4365

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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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