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.

Code Enforcement
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Butte County Code Enforcement is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.  Code Enforcement also handles complaints for the Medical and Nonmedical Marijuana Ordinance(s), the Noise Control Ordinance, and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) program, as well as for Nuisance Abatement clean-up and removals as they occur.

General Information

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Building Division Marijuana
Camping Violation Nuisance Abatement
Generator Noise Substandard Housing
Illegal Dumping Unsafe Structure
Junk In Public View Zoning Violation

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What's New in Code Enforcement

September 26, 2017 - Board of Supervisor Meeting Update  

Marijuana Statistics 2017 (YTD)  435
Pending Review 88
Active 61
72-Hour Notice 22
Hearing Notice 29
Nuisance Abatement 6
Monitored in Compliance 154
Closed 31
Unfounded 44
Marijuana Statistics 2016 (Through 9/26/2016) 395


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

July 25, 2017
Update to Board of Supervisors; Marijuana case comparison from 2016 to 2017 (year-to-date).

April 14, 2017 - effective 4/14/2017
Butte County Code Enforcement will be enforcing Chapter 34c - Non-Medical Marijuana Ordinance.

March 14, 2017
Butte County Board of Supervisors approve Chapter 34c. Butte County Code Enforcement will begin enforcement on April 14, 2017.
View Chapter 34C – Nonmedical Marijuana Ordinance

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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

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 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