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.

Planning Division

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.


General Information

Zoning Ordinance – lists allowed uses and development standards for properties in each zone in the County.

General Plan – guides overall growth and development and provides a vision for the County.

Neighborhood, Community and Specific Plans have been adopted (or are under consideration) for several geographic areas in Butte County to guide growth and development in their respective areas.

Ordinances & Resolutions – administered by the Department of Development Services.

Project Status – Searchable information on applications for development projects.

CEQA Documents – Environmental documents on planning and development projects available for public review and comment.

Planning Commission – Meeting agendas and staff reports.

Zoning Administrator – Meeting agendas and staff reports.

Meetings – of other commissions and committees associated with the Department of Development Services


Fees

  • Planning Fee Schedule
  • Planning Fee Resolution
  • 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 - 530.538.6861
    Planning - 530.538.5359

    Submit Suggestions & Issues.
    View Department Contacts.
    View Full List of Staff.

     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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