Code Enforcement

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Butte County Code Enforcement is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County. Code Enforcement also handles complaints for the Medical and Nonmedical Cannabis Ordinance(s), the Noise Control Ordinance, and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) program, as well as for Nuisance Abatement clean-up and removals.

What's New in Code Enforcement

Greenhouse Permit Requirements Form

Both Cannabis ordinances have been updated effective July 8, 2021

Chapter 38A - Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance
Defensible Space Requirements

Administrative Hearings

Butte County Code Enforcement is hosting administrative hearings via the Webex platform.

Cannabis Growing Season

2021 Cannabis enforcement started the first week of May. You can submit a complaint via email and / or telephone. Feel free to connect with our office at 530-552-3702 for more information regarding cultivation and compliance. Ordinance tables are provided below.

Medical Cannabis Ordinance
Non-Medical Cannabis Ordinance

Code Enforcement Advisory Board

The Butte County Code Enforcement Advisory Board currently has two vacant seats. If interested, please contact Code Enforcement at 530-552-3702.

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General Information

View Code Case Types

Complaint Forms


Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA)

Nuisance Abatement

Landlord-Tenant Relations

Be Proactive

If you have potential code violations on your property, you don't need to wait for a warning or citation to clean it up. If you have already received a warning or citation, there are resources to help you bring your property up to code.

CalRecycle and the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility offer free programs that will accept many items such as mattresses, electronic waste, paint, and even construction debris.

Northern Recycling and Waste Services offers e-waste programs and can arrange for special pickup of some items.