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.

Butte County General Plan 2030 Related Resources

Butte County General Plan 2030 – This link provides the County’s General Plan, in one PDF document as well as in separate chapters (elements) for download. The Butte County General Plan 2030 was updated and adopted on October 26, 2010 (County Resolution 10-152) and Amended on November 6, 2012 (County Resolution 12-124). Butte County General Plan 2030 represents the conclusion of a multi-year effort begun in 2006 to comprehensively update the County’s General Plan to provide areas for future growth and conservation until the year 2030.

In 2006, the state adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 2140 which added provisions specifying what is to be included in a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and requiring a linkage between a local jurisdictions’ LHMP and the Safety Element of their General Plan. AB 2140 requires a jurisdiction to adopt the LHMP into the Safety Element of the General Plan in order to be fully eligible for disaster relief funding under the California Disaster Assistance Act.

Butte County has a current LHMP which includes an assessment of the County’s risk and vulnerability related to natural and other identified hazards and a comprehensive mitigation strategy which includes actions and projects designed to mitigate or reduce the impacts of those hazards and to increase community resiliency. This LHMP has been formally adopted and is made part of the Health and Safety Element of the General Plan under a Butte County Board of Supervisors resolution.

The California Office of Emergency Services has determined that Butte County is compliant with Government Code Section 65302.6 (AB 2140), which makes butte County eligible to be considered for additional California Disaster Assistance Act funding.

CalOES Letter confirming AB 2140 Compliance (December 19, 2019)

The LHMP should be consulted as part of this Health and Safe Element to ensure the general health and safety of people within Butte County. The most recent LHMP can be found at the following link:

Butte County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (adopted November 5, 2019)

Butte County General Plan 2030 Land Use Map – This link provides a single PDF showing the official General Plan 2030 Land Use Map, providing mapping information on the various land use designations and overlays. Explanations for each land use designation and overlay can be found in the General Plan itself. Note: To access parcel specific General Plan information please refer to the County’s Parcel Lookup Tool

Butte County General Plan 2030 Action Plan – This link provides access to a PDF of the General Plan 2030 Action Plan.  The Action Plan was updated by the Board of Supervisors on April 24, 2018 for an additional 5-year planning period, ending in 2023 (Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 18-069).  The Action Plan includes information related to the timing, primary and additional responsible agencies, and estimate costs for each action. The Action Plan also includes a Post General Plan 2030 Adoption Strategy to address future changes and corrections to the General Plan.

Butte County Climate Action Plan (CAP) - This link provides access to the Butte CAP webpage. The CAP implements the County’s recently adopted General Plan by providing goals, measures, and actions to improve quality of life in the County. The CAP contains programs and actions designed to help the County sustain its natural resources, grow efficiently, improve transportation, and ensure long-term resiliency in a changing environmental and economic climate.

Draft Butte County Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment 

Monthly Board of Supervisor Updates on the General Plan 2030 Action Plan  – This link provides access to all Monthly Updates provided to the Board on the implementation of General Plan 2030.

Butte County General Plan 2030 Environmental Impact Report (EIR) –Documents related to the General Plan 2030 and Zoning Ordinance EIR.

In addition to the General Plan, several Neighborhood, Community and Specific Plans have been adopted (or are under consideration) in Butte County to guide growth and development in their respective geographic areas.

Additional information on the development of the Butte County General Plan 2030 can be found by following this external link.

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

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Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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