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.

Economic Development Assistance Committee (EDAC)

An Economic Development Assistance Committee (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. Discussions often include preliminary information on a potential site’s suitability, determine whether existing zoning would permit the use on the proposed site, and clarify the requirements/improvements which would be necessary in order to start or expand a business. 


For additional details on how prospective and current businesses are scheduled for these discussions and meetings, please contact:

Mark Michelena
Senior Planner

The following departments and their representatives are regularly involved in EDAC meetings: 

  • Administration - Economic & Community Development – Jennifer Macarthy,
  • Manager Development Services Building – Nancy Springer, 
  • Division Manager Planning – Chuck Thistlethwaite, 
  • Division Manager Public Works - Land Development – Tom Fossom, 
  • Deputy Director Public Health - Environmental Health – Kristin McKillop, Program Development Manager 
  • Butte County Fire - Fire Prevention - Matt Damon, Deputy Fire Marshal

Other County departments and service providers are available to participate as needed.


Applicants with job-generating development proposals are referred by staff to the EDAC process on a case-by-case basis. Any of the departments involved can request an EDAC meeting. Meetings are available every Wednesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This site will be updated as necessary regarding EDAC information and opportunities in order to keep the public up-to-date.

EDAC Testimonial - Down Range Training Center

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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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 What's New

July 17, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

July 17, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

June 30, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

April 24, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

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