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.

Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority (AVA)

The Butte County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority was established pursuant to California State Vehicle Code section 22710, in order to assure citizens that the activities involved in the removal of abandoned vehicles are conducted in a manner most consistent with the good of the general public. The Board of Directors of the Butte County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority is composed of representatives from each of the membership cities, towns and a County Representative. The AVA Board holds regular public meetings twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Please check below for meetings agendas/minutes.


  • Doug Arnold, City of Biggs (Chair)
  • Casey Hatcher, Butte County
  • John Rollo, City of Chico
  • Paul Eckert, City of Gridley
  • Brett Elvin, City of Oroville
  • Rick Trent, Town of Paradise


Agenda   Minutes

November 6, 2017

June 07, 2017             

October 31, 2016 Minutes
May 25, 2016 Minutes
October 28, 2015 Minutes
April 29, 2015 Minutes
October 29, 2014
May 27, 2014  Minutes
October 29, 2013 Minutes
June 26, 2013 Minutes

Previous Years: | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 |

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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

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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

October 25, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

September 1, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

August 3, 2017
Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission
August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

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