WITH BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IN THE FORECAST, BUTTE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES REMINDS RESIDENTS OF THE LICENSE REQUIREMENT FOR OUTDOOR FESTIVALS
Oroville, CA.-- Butte County Development Services reminds residents, organizations, and businesses interested in organizing an outdoor festival that, in many cases, there is a requirement to obtain an Outdoor Festival License.
Many outdoor festivals are held throughout Butte County as fundraisers, celebrations, and other functions, especially during this time of year.
Festivals can include live amplified music and bands, vendors, and fun activities for attendees. Festivals are regulated by Butte County to protect the public’s health and safety, and to ensure that surrounding neighborhoods are protected from negative impacts.
A license is required under the Butte County Code for outdoor festivals that last over 3 hours or have more than 100 attendees. A license is not required if located at an approved special event facility, or an existing facility such as parks and fairgrounds.
An outdoor festival license application must be filed with the Butte County Treasurer-Tax Collector, Central Collections Division, located at 25 County Center Drive, Oroville, Phone: 530.552.3710. The current application fee is $400.00, plus a $150.00 fee per day for each day of the festival. There is no fee for qualified non-profit groups.
You must file your festival license application at least 90 days prior to the festival so please take this into account as you prepare. You can obtain an application by going to: https://www.buttecounty.net/933/Outdoor-Festival-Permit, or at the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.
An outdoor festival license is subject to a public hearing.
The Department of Development Services can help if you have any questions about this process by contacting the Planning Division at 530.552.3701