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.

CEQA Documents

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents Available for Public Review

Here are links to environmental documents prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for projects currently scheduled for consideration by Butte County.  Please check the Notice of Availability for the deadline to provide comments.

CEQA Environmental Document Filing Fees

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) imposes and collects a filing fee to defray the costs of managing and protecting California’s vast fish and wildlife resources, including, but not limited to, consulting with other public agencies, reviewing environmental documents, recommending mitigation measures, and developing monitoring programs.  Fees are assessed on projects subject to CEQA, including projects where a negative declaration or environmental impact report is prepared.  In addition, the Butte County Clerk charges a documentary handling fee, currently $50.00. Section 711.4 provides "a project shall not be operative, vested, or final, and local government permits for the project shall not be valid, until the filing fees required pursuant to this section are paid."

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Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Appointments
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

 What's New

December 20, 2016
Scanning Project - 722 Boxes Picked Up!

December 13, 2016 (3:00-5:00pm)
2016 CA Plumbing and Mechanical Code Update Class
Butte County Hall of Records

December 12, 2016
Scanning Project – Public Announcement

October 12, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017
Implementation of The 2016 California Building Standards Code

August 25, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017
California Building Standards Code Changes
Implementation of The 2016 California Building Standards Code

June 30, 2016
Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone

April 15, 2016 - Effective May 12, 2016
Standards for Limited Density Owner-Built Rural Dwellings with Findings (T25)

April 11, 2016
PowerButte: Solar Overlay Zone Community Meetings

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