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.

Welcome to the Department of Development Services

Attention

1)  Butte County offices will be closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving.  

2)  Craig Access Road Interim Urgency Ordinance Board of Supervisors Hearing scheduled for December 12, 2017 at 9:40 am, Board Chambers...stay tuned for more info...

Fire Assistance Center

Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn how to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal of Hazardous Materials as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Call 530.538.7473 to schedule an appointment. 

Visit the Fire Assistance Center webpage for more information and links to documents and forms.

Location

7 County Center Drive, Oroville, inside the Department of Development Services

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8-3 pm, walk-ins welcome.
Call for an appointment: 530.538.7473

Announcements

October 25, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

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

August 3, 2017
Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission
August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

Planning

The Planning Division coordinates review of development projects; develops and implements the Butte County General Plan and other advance planning programs; and provides information to assist in the orderly growth and development of the County.

Building

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.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.

Online Permit Center

The Online Permit 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 Permit Center.

Economic Development Assistance Committee (EDAC)

EDAC has been created for new and existing businesses to discuss plans to develop new business or to expand or retain their existing operations in Butte County, with all County departments at one time.

Learn more about EDAC Meetings.

Apply for Permit  Schedule Inspection  Parcel Lookup

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 Contact DDS

Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Appointments
Building - 530.538.7601 
Planning - 530.538.5359

Submit Suggestions.
Submit Issues.
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View Full List of Staff.
View Organization Chart.

 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

October 25, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

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

August 3, 2017
Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission
August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville