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.

Do you have a planning question?  Call us at 530.552.3701 or send us an email.

General Information

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

What's New in Planning

March 16, 2018
The Planning Division now maintains a list of Permitted Special Event Facilities to assist the public.

March 15, 2018
Development Services has new phone numbers.  The Planning Division number is 530.552.3701Follow this link for new staff phone numbers.

December 14, 2017
Butte County is developing an Oak Woodland Mitigation Ordinance

October 24, 2017
Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy

September 26, 2017
PowerButte Utility-Scale Solar Guide

September 1, 2017
Planning Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

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

December 12, 2016
Scanning Project – Public Announcement


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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.552.3700 
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702

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View Full List of Staff.
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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

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

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