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.

Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Grant

The Butte County Department of Development Services was informed that we had been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Strategic Growth Council for its effort to develop a Sustainable Farmland Program.  

Grant Award Notification Letter

Revised Work Plan

What farming 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.

This project will be worked on by staff and stakeholders during the 2015-2016 period.  Hopefully, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will consider the adoption of a Resolution approving and supporting a Sustainable Agricultural Land Strategy in late 2017.

For questions, you may contact Project Manager: Claudia Stuart, Principal Planner at 530.538.7604 or email at

April 28, 2016 Stakeholder Meeting 1

Agenda Packet

Summary Meeting Notes

Butte County Land Conservation Act (Williamson Act) Committee (LCA) - September 12, 2016

Staff Report

Butte County Planning Commission - September 22, 2016

Staff Report

Slide Presentation

June 29, 2017 - SALC Update to Butte County Planning Commission

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Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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

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 What's New

May 9, 2018
The Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy won an Award of Excellence and the Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide won an Award of Merit from the 2018 American Planning Association Sacramento Valley Section Awards.

April 10, 2018
T-25 Workshop Tuesdays 3:30-5:00

April 4, 2018
Building Stakeholder Meeting

March 19, 2018
View Development Services 2017 Accomplishments...what a great year it was (except for all of the disasters)

March 16, 2018
New DDS Permitted Special Events webpage launched

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