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.

Surface Mining Aggregate Operations Committee (SMAOC)


The Surface Mining Aggregate Operations Committee was created at the direction of the Board of Supervisors in 1984 through Resolution 84-197 as subsequently amended by Resolution 99-101. The Committee’s purpose is to advise the Board of Supervisors on all matters pertaining to surface mining including, but not limited to, mining permit and reclamation plan applications, financial assurances, and mining operation compliance with the Butte County surface mining and reclamation ordinance (Chapter 13, Article II of the Butte County Code). Each County Supervisor nominates one member to the Committee; nominees are then appointed by the entire Board of Supervisors. Terms of appointment coincide with the elective term of the nominating Supervisor.

For more information, contact Senior Planner Rowland Hickel at 530.552.3684 or by email

Committee Members

Duke Sherwood
District 1

Fred Spenger
District 2

Jim Brobeck 
District 3

Rene Vercruyssen
District 4

Brian Vickery
District 5


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October 9, 2019  Audio Action Minutes 


Previous Years: 2011

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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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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

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