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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 32A - Property Maintenance and Abatement of Nuisances Ordinance (PDF)
- Chapter 34A - Medical Marijuana Ordinance (PDF)
- Chapter 34C - Non-Medical Marijuana Ordinance (PDF)
- Chapter 53A - Campfire and Disaster Recovery Ordinance (PDF)
- Chapter 54 - North Complex Fire Recovery Code (PDF)
- Chapter 38A - Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance (PDF)
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.
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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View Code Case Types
- Lighting (PDF)
- Building Division
- Camping Violation (PDF)
- Nuisance Abatement
- Generator Noise
- Substandard Housing
- Unsafe Structure
- Junk In Public View Zoning Violation (PDF)
- File Complaint Online - Butte County Connect
- General Complaints (Form Number DCE-6) (PDF)
- Noise Complaints (Form Number DCE-7) (PDF)
- Cannabis Complaints (Form Number DCE-2) (PDF)
- Medical Cannabis
- Nonmedical Cannabis
- View the Cannabis page for more information
Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA)
- Abandoned Vehicles Photos
- AVA Service Authority Meetings
- View the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) page for more information
- Before and After Photos
- Standards for Securing Abandoned or Damaged Buildings (PDF)
- View the Nuisance Abatement page for more information
- "Will the County Resolve the Dispute Between the Landlord and Me?" (PDF)
- "Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic" - Published March 16, 2020
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.