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.

Notable Projects

Durham Villas Planned Development - applications for a Rezone to Planned Development and a Tentative Subdivision Map were submitted to to the Butte County Department of Development Services on January 7, 2010.  A Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (NOP) is available for public review and comment until May 23, 2014.  If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Thistlethwaite via email or phone at 530.538.6572.

Whisper Ridge Golf Course -  was approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors on April 23, 2013. This approval includes a Rezone to Recreation Commercial Overlay, with a Conditional Zoning Agreement; a Conditional Use Permit for the golf course, hotel and wellness center; and two Lot Line Adjustment applications. Prior to its decision on the project, the Board of Supervisors certified the Final Environmental Impact Report consistent with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. The applicant intends to begin grading activities in the summer of 2013.

Rio D'Oro - Specific Plan was submitted to the Butte County Department of Development Services on October 09, 2008. After staff and other departments review and comments were provided back to the applicant, a 2nd Draft of the plan (and additional Technical Studies) was submitted on March 05, 2009. This information is currently under review by staff and is available for public review below. If you have any questions, please contact Pete Calarco via email or via phone at 530.538.7604.

Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) - will be considered for final adoption by the Board of Supervisors on January 28, 2014. General Plan Action COS-A1.1 calls for preparation, maintenance, and implementation of a CAP. The CAP helps to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from County operations and community-wide sources. The proposed CAP identifies a GHG emissions reduction target and describes how the County will reduce both community-wide and government operations emissions to achieve the target. The CAP supports statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals identified in State Assembly Bill (AB) 32 and State Senate Bill (SB) 375.

Oroville Area Urban Greening Grant - In collaboration with the City of Oroville (City) and the Feather River Recreation and Park District (FRRPD), and in coordination with other local agencies, Butte County (County) will complete 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.

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Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.538.6861
Planning - 530.538.5359

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 Locations & Hours

Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 3:00pm
Excludes Holidays

 What's New

September 1, 2014
Butte County Offices Closed for Labor Day

August 5, 2014, at 1:00 pm
Notice of Preparation of EIR and Public Scoping Meeting for Draft Special Events Facilities Ordinance

July 1, 2014 - Attention!
SMIP Fee Increase

June 5, 2014, at 1:00 pm
Public Hearing Notice: Housing Element Update

May 21, 2014
Senior Scam Stopper

May 15, 2014
Free ADA Basics for Business Workshop

May 1, 2014
Teddy Bear Drive

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