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.

Please call us at 530.552.3699 and we will do our best to assist you in a timely fashion. You can also reach us by email:

Building Division

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.

North Complex Fire Information

Camp Fire Information

What's New in Building

May 23, 2022
Chico Unified School District - Summer Hours and School Impact Fee Increase 2022

May, 2022
May is Building Safety Month, check out our new page dedicated to the event!

April 2, 2022
Speed Dating for Contractors - May 19th, 2022 at the Paradise Elks Lodge (Flyer)

March 3, 2022
Building Stakeholder's Meeting - Thursday March 24, 2022 - Development Services Training Room

January 15, 2020
Biggs Unified School District Fee Increase.

January 6, 2020
Durham Unified School District 14-day Notice of Proposal to Implement Developer Fees.

December 28, 2020
Development Services Fees will receive a CPI increase of 3.1% for most of our fees, with an effective date of 1/11/21.

March 10, 2020
The Building Division is now recruiting for the positions of Plan Check Engineer, Building Plans Examiner, and Building Inspector.

March 3, 2020 
Building Stakeholder's Meeting

February 28, 2020
Camp Fire Construction Connection & Home Builder's Resource Connection

January 27, 2020
Building Permit Center opens at 6295 Skyway

December 11, 2019
Building Stakeholder's Meeting

2019 California Codes take effect 1/1/2020.  Local adoption of the codes was approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors Tuesday 11/5/2019.  Select the link to view the approved Ordinance including local amendments.



Plan Check

Plans Being Plan Checked Today:
Type Submission Date
Single Family 3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Mobile Homes 2 week ago
Accessory   2 weeks ago
Solar 3 weeks ago
Re-checks  2 weeks ago

Online Center

The Online 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 Center.

Forms & Handouts


Apply for Permit  Schedule Inspection  Parcel Lookup

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

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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