- Departments D to L
- Development Services
- Butte County General Plan
Butte County General Plan
Butte County General Plan 2030 Related Resources
The Butte County General Plan 2030 provides the County's General Plan, in one PDF document as well as in separate chapters (elements) for download. The Butte County General Plan 2030 was updated and adopted on October 26, 2010 (County Resolution 10-152) and Amended on November 6, 2012 (County Resolution 12-124). Butte County General Plan 2030 represents the conclusion of a multi-year effort begun in 2006 to comprehensively update the County's General Plan to provide areas for future growth and conservation until the year 2030.
In 2006, the state adopted Assembly Bill (AB) 2140 which added provisions specifying what is to be included in a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and requiring a linkage between a local jurisdiction's LHMP and the Safety Element of its General Plan. AB 2140 requires a jurisdiction to adopt the LHMP into the Safety Element of the General Plan in order to be fully eligible for disaster relief funding under the California Disaster Assistance Act.
Butte County has a current LHMP which includes an assessment of the County's risk and vulnerability related to natural and other identified hazards and a comprehensive mitigation strategy that includes actions and projects designed to mitigate or reduce the impacts of those hazards and to increase community resiliency. This LHMP has been formally adopted and is made part of the Health and Safety Element of the General Plan under a Butte County Board of Supervisors resolution.
The California Office of Emergency Services has determined that Butte County is compliant with Government Code Section 65302.6 (AB 2140), which makes butte County eligible to be considered for additional California Disaster Assistance Act funding.
CalOES Letter confirming AB 2140 Compliance (PDF) (December 19, 2019)
The LHMP should be consulted as part of this Health and Safe Element to ensure the general health and safety of people within Butte County. The most recent LHMP can be found at the following link:
- Butte County Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (adopted November 5, 2019)
Butte County General Plan 2030 Land Use Map
The Butte County General Plan 2030 Land Use Map (PDF) provides access to the official General Plan 2030 Land Use Map, providing mapping information on the various land use designations and overlays. Explanations for each land use designation and overlay can be found in the General Plan itself. Note: To access parcel-specific General Plan information please refer to the County's Parcel Lookup Tool.
Butte County General Plan 2030 Action Plan
The Butte County General Plan 2030 Action Plan (PDF) provides access to the General Plan 2030 Action Plan. The Action Plan was updated by the Board of Supervisors on April 24, 2018, for an additional 5-year planning period, ending in 2023 (Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 18-069). The Action Plan includes information related to the timing, primary and additional responsible agencies, and estimated costs for each action. The Action Plan also includes a Post General Plan 2030 Adoption Strategy to address future changes and corrections to the General Plan.
Butte County Climate Action Plan (CAP)
View the Butte County Climate Action Plan (CAP) on the Butte CAP webpage. The CAP implements the County's recently adopted General Plan by providing goals, measures, and actions to improve the quality of life in the County. The CAP contains programs and actions designed to help the County sustain its natural resources, grow efficiently, improve transportation, and ensure long-term resiliency in a changing environmental and economic climate.
Visit the Climate Action Plan (CAP) page for more information.
Draft Butte County Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (PDF)
Monthly Board of Supervisor Updates on the General Plan 2030 Action Plan
The Monthly Board of Supervisor Updates on the General Plan 2030 Action Plan page provides access to all Monthly Updates provided to the Board on the implementation of General Plan 2030.
View the General Plan 2030 Action Plan for more information.
Butte County General Plan 2030 Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Documents related to the General Plan 2030 and Zoning Ordinance EIR.
- General Plan 2030 EIR Public Review Draft (PDF)
- General Plan 2030 Final EIR (PDF)
- General Plan 2030 Supplemental EIR Public Review Draft (PDF)
- General Plan 2030 Supplemental Final EIR (PDF)
In addition to the General Plan, several Neighborhood, Community and Specific Plans have been adopted (or are under consideration) in Butte County to guide growth and development in their respective geographic areas.
Additional information on the development of the Butte County General Plan 2030 can be found by visiting the Archive website.
Visit the Zoning Ordinance page for more information.
Sign up to our Mailing Lists!