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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Administration
Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Director 530.552.3642
Pete Calarco Assistant Director 530.552.3641
Kenneth Colwell Fiscal Manager 530.552.3660 NA
Deborah DeBrunner
Administrative Analyst, Sr. 530.552.3661 NA
Kim McMillan Administrative Assistant, Sr. 530.552.3663 NA
Will Mansfield Information Systems Analyst 530.552.3666 NA
Patrick Miner Information Systems Technician, Associate - EH* 530.552.3665 NA
Building Division
Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Nancy Springer Building Division Manager 530.552.3643  
Curtis Johnson Building Official Assistant 530.552.3644 530.693.1561
Woody Townsend Building Inspector, Sr 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 NA 530.353.1766
Mike Genna  Building Inspector NA 530.854.0014
Philo Hunt, P.E. Plan Check Engineer 530.552.3650 NA
Efrain Ruvalcaba Building Plans Examiner
530.552.3651
Vacant Permit Center, Supervisor NA
Jordan DeBrunner Permit Assistant 530.552.3647 NA
Carrie Gomez Permit Assistant 530.552.3646 NA
Dustin Hennings Permit Assistant 530.552.3648 NA
Brian McMillan  Permit Assistant - EH* 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
David Hemming Code Enforcement Officer - EH* NA 530.693.7228
Jim McMillian  Code Enforcement Officer - EH* NA  530.353.0199
Ted Weber Code Enforcement Officer - EH* NA 530.353.1818  
Tim Torres Code Enforcement Officer - EH*  NA 530.353.0823
Debbie Laugenour Office Specialist, Senior 530.552.3639 NA
Planning Division
Name Title Office Phone Cell Phone
Charles Thistlethwaite Planning Division Manager 530.552.3680 NA
Dan Breedon, AICP Principal Planner 530.552.3682 NA
Molly Marcussen CivicSpark Fellow NA 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 Assistant Planner 530.552.3685 NA
Gabriel Strelecki
Assistant Planner - EH NA NA

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Appointments
Building - 530.552.3700 
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702

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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

May 9, 2018
The Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy won an Award of Excellence and the Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide won an Award of Merit from the 2018 American Planning Association Sacramento Valley Section Awards.

April 10, 2018
T-25 Workshop Tuesdays 3:30-5:00

April 4, 2018
Building Stakeholder Meeting

March 19, 2018
View Development Services 2017 Accomplishments...what a great year it was (except for all of the disasters)

March 16, 2018
New DDS Permitted Special Events webpage launched