Permitting & Licensing

If your business is located or conducting business in one of the Cities or Towns below, please contact the appropriate city for information on business licensing.

 

City / Town

Contact

City of Biggs

530-868-5493
 
City of Biggs Website

City of Chico

530-879-7320

City of Chico Website

City of Gridley

530-846-5695 
 
City of Gridley Website

City of Oroville

530-538-2401 
 
City of Oroville Website

Town of Paradise

530-872-6291 ext.123
 
Town of Paradise Website

 

County Permits

Butte County does not issue business licenses for businesses operating in or conducting sales in the unincorporated area. For a list of required County permits please see the “Butte County” tab. All state licenses and permits still apply.

 

Businesses in all areas of Butte County may need a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the County Recorder's Office

 

State Agencies

State agencies issue permits and licenses that may be required for your business. Click on “State” tab for more information.

  1. County Permits and Licenses
  2. State Permits and Licenses

 

Business

Permit

Agency

All – See Clerk Recorder website for details

Fictitious Business Name Statement

Fictitious Business Name Filings | Butte County Clerk Recorder, CA (buttevotes.net)

Clerk Recorder

155 Nelson Avenue

Oroville, CA 95965

530-538-7691

 

Food Vendors

Permit with environmental health

Environmental Health | Butte County, CA

Environmental health

202 Mira Loma Drive

Oroville, CA95965

530-538-7281

 

Home based business

May need a Home Occupation Permit

Home Occupation Permit (PDF)

Planning Department

7 County Center Drive

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3701

Lodging

Short Term Rental Application

Apply for STR Administrative Permit | Butte County, CA

Planning Department

7 County Center Drive

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3701

Agriculture

The Agricultural Commissioner enforces the laws and regulations of the California Food and Agricultural Code and the California Code of Regulations Division of Measure Standards.

Agricultural Commissioner | Butte County, CA

Agricultural Commission

316 Nelson Avenue

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-4100

Auto Dismantler

Used Goods Dealer Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Bingo

Bingo Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Bowling Alley

Pool Room/Bowling Alley Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Card Room (One Table)

Card Room Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Carnival or Circus

Fairs, carnivals, circuses application process

Carnival or Circus

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Clairvoyant or Medium

Fortune Teller Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Dance Permit

Public Dance application process

Dance Permit

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Fair

Fairs, carnivals, circuses application process

Carnival or Circus

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Junk Collector/Dealer

Used Goods Dealer Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Outdoor Festival (90-Day Approval Period)

Outdoor Festival Application (PDF)

 

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Pawnbroker

Used Goods Dealer Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Peddler

Peddler-Solicitor Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Pool Room

Pool Room/Bowling Alley Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Skating Rink

Skating rink application process

Skating Rink

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Solicitor

Peddler-Solicitor Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Sound Truck

Sound Truck Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Theater

Theater Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720

Used Goods Dealer

Used Goods Dealer Application (PDF)

Central Collections Division

25 County Center Drive, Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

530-552-3720