Development Services

Development Services Department Group PhotoIf 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.


November 23 and 24, 2023

Our office will be closed on November 23 and 24, 2023, for Thanksgiving (PDF). Our website will still be running to provide online services. May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, joy, and love. We are grateful for the privilege to work for the amazing citizens of our county. 

November 10, 2023

Our office will be closed on November 10th, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day (PDF). We would like to thank our veterans for their service and dedication. Our website will still be running to provide online services. 

October 31, 2023

New User Fee effective January 1, 2024.

July 11, 2023

As of August 20th, 2023, there will be an increased in School Fees on New Residential Construction by the Chico Unified School District. CUSD - Resolution 1607-23 (PDF)

July 4, 2023

Our office will be closed on July 4th, 2023 for Independence Day. Our website will still be running to provide online services. 

June 2023

Our Building Department is continuously recruiting for a Building Inspector I/II and a Building Inspector III. Click the job title your interested in for the job postings. Check out all Butte County's current Employment Opportunities!

April 19, 2023

Our office will be closed early on April 19, 2023 at 2pm. Our website will still be running to provide online services. Thank you for understanding :) 

March 7, 2022

The allowance for transitory or dry camping under the Chapter 53 Camp Fire Recovery Urgency Ordinance will be discontinued on March 31, 2022. All Temporary housing options allowed under the Camp Fire must be furnished with full utility hook-ups after this date. Transitory camping under the Chapter 54 North Complex Fire Urgency Ordinance will continue to be allowed until December 31, 2023.

February 11, 2022

The Upper Ridge Community Plan was reviewed at a public hearing by the Planning Commission on January 27, 2022. At that hearing, the Planning Commission adopted a Resolution recommending that the Board of Supervisors accept the Upper Ridge Community Plan and that plan adoption take place upon completion of environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). For the latest information, please visit the project webpage (Here).


The Planning Division coordinates the 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.


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.

Request for Quotations

Please view Public Purchase for Request for Quotations (RFQs). RFQs are posted here for convenience, but as per the direction in each released RFQ, each RFQ will have a period for questions that must be asked via Public Purchase so all potential submitters of quotes will all have the same information.

Online Permit Center

The Online Permit Center allows licensed contractors and homeowners 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 businesses or to expand or retain their existing operations in Butte County, with all County departments at one time.