Development Services

If you are looking to create jobs, talk with us. We process Building Permits including Plan Review, Inspections and coordination with other agencies to issue Permits. We process Development Applications including environmental review, provide zoning information and support long-range planning through the County’s General Plan. Code Enforcement responds to Building, Land Use, Abandoned Vehicles, Noise, Nuisance Abatement and the County’s Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance complaints.

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ATTENTION: SERVICES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO THE CAMP FIRE.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

Camp Fire Recovery Information

Announcements

August 15, 2018
Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy Wins APA California Planning Award

August 9, 2018
In the News - A nice article about Butte County's Award Winning Sustainable Ag Lands Conservation Program

August 8, 2018
Butte County has been awarded the 2018 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award of Excellence by the American Planning Association California Chapter for the Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy.

June 26, 2018
Board of Supervisors approves Amendments to Limited Density Owner Built Rural Dwellings (LDOBRD) T-25 Ordinance

June 18, 2018
The July 26, 2018 Planning Commission public hearing for the proposed Oroville Base Camp Village project (Minor Use Permit MUP17-0010) has been indefinitely postponed.  

May 9, 2018
The Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy won an Award of Excellence and the Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide won an Award of Merit from the 2018 American Planning Association Sacramento Valley Section Awards.

Planning

The Planning Division coordinates review of development projects; develops and implements the Butte County General Plan and other advance planning programs; and provides information to assist in the orderly growth and development of the County.

Building

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.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.

Online Permit Center

The Online Permit Center allows licensed contractors and home owners 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 Permit Center.

Economic Development Assistance Committee (EDAC)

EDAC has been created for new and existing businesses to discuss plans to develop new business or to expand or retain their existing operations in Butte County, with all County departments at one time.

Learn more about EDAC Meetings.

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Appointments
Building - 530.552.3700
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702
Building Inspection IVR - 530.538.4365

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 Locations & Hours

Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Mon - 8am to 4pm
Tues - 8am to 4pm
Wed - 8am to 3pm
Thur - 8am to 4pm
Fri - 8am to 4pm

Excludes Holidays

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