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.

Camp Fire Recovery Information

Campfire Re-Build - Find helpful information for re-building, the current number of fire re-build permits processed by the County, and information regarding our Fee Incentive Program.

Camp Fire Re-Build Page

Rebuild Paradise Residential Floor Plan Library

Rebuild Paradise and their partners have brought together a number of design submittals that are available for use in the rebuild area. 

Please check the link above for more info or click here: https://www.rebuildparadise.org/building-plans/


General Information

Butte County Health Officer Issues Hazard Advisory Warning Against Habitation of Destroyed Property. 

Builders & Building Officials Forum - This meeting hosted by the Valley Contractors Exchange is intended to provide for an open exchange of information between contractors, designers, and homeowners with the local building departments.  Representatives from Butte County and the Town of Paradise are on hand to provide information as to requirements for rebuilding, common issues, and areas for improvement. 

NVCF Grant Funding Agenda Item - On May 7th, 2019, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to implement a fee waiver program contingent upon availability of a non-County revenue source to backfill any waived fees. Staff have been working with NVCF on the Program which would provide partial reimbursement (50% maximum, up to $3,500) for building permit fees paid for by eligible Camp Fire survivors who choose to rebuild their home in the communities where the fire destruction occurred.

GSFA Grant Funding Agenda Item - On June 11, 2019, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to implement a fee waiver program contingent upon availability of a non-County revenue source to backfill any waived fees. Staff have been working with GSFA on the Program which would provide partial reimbursement (50% maximum, up to $3,500 for non veterans, and 100% for veterans*) for building permit fees paid for by eligible Camp Fire survivors who choose to rebuild their home in the communities where the fire destruction occurred.

*Veterans must provide DD-214 showing honorable discharge.

Information from the Department of Development Services

Frequently Asked Questions from the Department of Development Services on recovery and rebuilding (PDF).

Online Building Permit Document Search Tool - Follow this link to search for and access copies of building permit documents for the unincorporated area of Butte County.  Follow this link for instructions on using the online search tool (PDF).

Application Guide for Temporary Housing on Properties Outside the Camp Fire Boundary (PDF)

Application Guide for Temporary Truck and Equipment Staging and Laydown Areas (PDF)

Fire Resilient Homes

Camp Fire Facts

Parcel Size (Acres) Count (Unincorporated, w/Qualifying Structure, within Camp Fire Perimeter)
0-.99 2718
1-1.99 329
2-4.99 381
5-9.99 374
10 > 507
Total Parcels 4309

Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Ordinance

Chapter 53 Camp Fire Disaster Recovery Ordinance Summary Table

  • Butte County Code Chapter 53 - Camp Fire Recovery Ordinance current as of November 13, 2020. (PDF)
  • Governor's Executive Orders Related to the Camp Fire

    ButteCountyRecovers.org - Please follow the official website for Camp Fire response and recovery and signup for email updates.

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    Development Services

    Phone: 530.552.3700
    Fax: 530.538.7785

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    Building Inspection IVR - 530.538.4365

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    Development Services

    7 County Center Drive
    Oroville, CA 95965

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

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