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.

Grant Projects

Oroville Urban Greening Plan Grant

In collaboration with the City of Oroville (City), Feather River Recreation and Park District (FRRPD) and in coordination with other local agencies, Butte County is completing a Master Greening Plan to serve as the master document guiding and coordinating greening projects in the Oroville urban area. The Plan will cross City, County and FRRPD jurisdictional boundaries, and will be consistent with the state’s strategic growth goals of increasing forest canopy, reducing stormwater runoff, improving air and water quality, conserving energy, providing open space, and achieving long-term community sustainability.  If you have any questions, please contact Principal Planner Claudia Stuart via email or by phone at 530.538.7604. 

PowerButte Renewable Energy Overlay (Solar Zone) Grant

Through the PowerButte Solar Zone Project, Butte County seeks to create a process for streamlining solar energy projects on appropriate sites while protecting the County’s valuable farmland and natural resources, and maintaining and improving Butte County’s environment and quality of life.  Technical work currently underway will identify optimum sites for medium and large scale solar energy facilities, critical components of a diversified and flexible modern energy system.  This effort will also help the County and the State meet ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets and green energy production goals.  If you have any questions, please contact Principal Planner Dan Breedon via email or by phone at 530.538.7629. 

Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Grant

What practices are present at the "Model California Farm"?  This project will help to specifically define these 'best practices'. - This task will involve the development of the best management practices in sustainability for major farming types, including cropland, range, and grazing land. Experts will be questioned from various fields and agencies, including UC Davis Farm Extension, UC Davis Rice Experimentation Station, Chico State University, Butte College, Butte County Agriculture Commissioner’s Office, California Air Resources Board , Natural Resource Conservation Service and other regional County Jurisdictions. Strategies may include but not be limited to crop rotation, cover crops, soil enrichment, pest management, energy use and water use. On‐going monitoring of the Butte County Climate Action Plan currently underway will also assist in data collection to document on‐farm agricultural management practices targeted to reduce GHG emissions and enhance biological carbon sequestration. The Model Sustainable Farm Practices will be reviewed by the Stakeholder Committee, Planning Commission and ultimately, hopefully, approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors.

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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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Mon - 8am to 4pm
Tues - 8am to 4pm
Wed - 8am to 3pm
Thur - 8am to 4pm
Fri - 8am to 4pm

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