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.

Building Division

The Building Division administers State and County building codes and ordinances to ensure buildings are safe for occupancy. This is accomplished through the permitting, plan review and inspection process.

Development Services Fire Assistance Center Information

Plan Check

Plans Being Plan Checked Today:
Type Submission Date
Single Family 4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Mobile Homes
2 weeks ago
Accessory 4 weeks ago
Solar 2 weeks ago
Re-checks 1-2 weeks ago

Daily Plan Check Schedule:
Day Plan Types
Monday Solar Arrays, Swimming Pools
Tuesday Single Family, Commercial, Accessory Structures
Wednesday Manufactured Homes, Single Family 
Thursday Fast Track permits, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Accessory Structures
Friday Single Family, Commercial, Accessory Structures
**Not in Effect During Seasonal Peak Construction Periods.

What's New in Building

September 1, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

January 9, 2017
Recent Storm Damage?

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

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

Online Center

The Online Center allows licensed contractors and home owners to apply for and receive building permits over the internet. It allows applicants to follow the status of their permit application and request inspections. Additionally, it allows the public to review permits and property information.

View the Online Center.

Apply for Permit  Schedule Inspection  Parcel Lookup

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 Contact DDS

Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

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

Join a line, or schedule an appointment from your computer (click here) or mobile device (download the QLess App, and Search for 'Development Services').

 What's New

July 17, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

July 17, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

June 30, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

April 24, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

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