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.
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.
Grant Projects - We are currently working on the following grants: Oroville Urban Greening, Renewable Energy Overlay (Solar Overlay) and our newest, the Strategic Agricultural Lands Conservation project.
Applications, Forms & Handouts
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.
Climate Action Plan – provides goals, measures and actions to sustain natural resources, grow efficiently, ensure long-term resiliency to a changing environmental and economic climate.
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
August 11, 2015
Bell Muir Extension – Very Low Density Residential (VLDR) General Plan Designation and Zoning
July 24, 2015
Planning Commission to Hold July 30, 2015 Workshop on PowerButte Solar Overlay Zone
July 16, 2015
The Public Review Draft Oroville Urban Greening Plan has been released. The public is invited to review the draft plan and provide comments to be addressed/ included in the final document. Follow this link to download the Draft Oroville Urban Greening Plan.
June 17, 2015
Draft Supplemental EIR for Amendments to General Plan Agricultural Element Policy AG-P5.3 and Related Zoning Ordinance Amendments Available
June 8, 2015
Community Meeting on East Oroville Unincorporated Area Rezoning Scheduled for June 22, 2015.
June 1, 2015
Power Butte Solar Overlay Zone Public Workshops Scheduled June 10-11, 2015
April 23, 2015
Planning Commission to Consider Rio d'Oro Specific Plan
April 21, 2015 - Board of Supervisors Meeting
Ordinance to Prohibit Disposal of Well Stimulation ByProducts
March 27, 2015
Notice of Preparation of Supplemental EIR for General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Amendments related to AG Policy 5.3
Building - 530.538.7601
Planning - 530.538.5359
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7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Mon - 8am to 4pm
Tues - 8am to 4pm
Wed - 8am to 3pm
Thur - 8am to 4pm
Fri - 8am to 4pm
February 1, 2015
Forrest Ranch Inspections (Tues & Thurs ONLY!)
January 29, 2015
Building Stakeholders Meeting
December 30, 2014
Winter Storm Damage
February 10, 2015
Draft Ordinance to Prohibit Fracking
January 8, 2015
Measure A Enforcement Begins
December 3, 2014
Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Systems and/or Panel Modules
A Citizen’s Guide to Planning (PDF)
Guide: An Introduction to Planning In California
Williamson Act General Information
Flood Hazard Protection, Chapter 26, Article IV
California Chapter of the American Planning Association
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7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Tim Snellings, Director
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