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.

What's New in Building

May 23, 2022

Chico Unified School District - Summer Hours and School Impact Fee Increase 2022 (PDF)

May 2022

May is Building Safety Month, check out our new page dedicated to the event!

April 2, 2022

Speed Dating for Contractors - May 19th, 2022 at the Paradise Elks Lodge (Flyer) (PDF)

March 3, 2022

Building Stakeholder's Meeting - Thursday, March 24, 2022 - Development Services Training Room (PDF)

January 15, 2020

Biggs Unified School District Fee Increase (PDF)

January 6, 2020

Durham Unified School District 14-day Notice of Proposal to Implement Developer Fees (PDF)

December 28, 2020

Development Services Fees Will Receive a CPI Increase of 3.1% for Most of Our Fees, with an Effective Date of January 11, 2021 (PDF)

March 10, 2020

The Building Division is now recruiting for the positions of Plan Check Engineer, Building Plans Examiner, and Building Inspector (PDF)

March 3, 2020

Building Stakeholder's Meeting (PDF)

February 28, 2020

Camp Fire Construction Connection and Home Builder's Resource Connection (PDF)

January 27, 2020

Building Permit Center opens at 6295 Skyway (PDF)

December 11, 2019

Building Stakeholder's Meeting (PDF)

2019 California Codes take effect on January 1, 2020. Local adoption of the codes was approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Select the link to view the approved Ordinance (PDF) including local amendments.

Plan Check

Plans Being Checked Today

TypeSubmission Date
Single Family3 weeks ago
Commercial3 weeks ago
Mobile Homes2 week ago
Accessory2 week ago
Solar3 weeks ago
Re-checks2 week ago

Online Center

The Online 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 Center.

Forms & Handouts