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.

Code Enforcement Division

Butte County Code Enforcement is concerned with complaints pertaining to Planning and Building codes and ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Butte County.  Code Enforcement also handles complaints for the Medical and Nonmedical Cannabis Ordinance(s), the Noise Control Ordinance, and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) program, as well as for Nuisance Abatement clean-up and removals as they occur.


Beginning November 17, 2020, Butte County Code Enforcement will be closing until further notice while our officers and support staff shelter in place.  This effort will allow the county to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.  We will continue accepting calls and emails.  Concerns will be addressed on a priority basis. 

What's New in Code Enforcement



Chapter 38A - Fire Prevention & Protection Ordinance


Administrative Hearings During COVID-19 Event

During the current COVID-19 restrictions, Butte County Code Enforcement is hosting administrative hearings by a new online method, via Webex platform.  In-person hearings will resume when the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Free Administrative Camping Permit Applications (Camp Fire Burn Area Only)

Butte County Development Services is accepting administrative camping permit applications from citizens within the Camp Fire buran area free of charge.

Cannabis Growing Season

2020 Cannabis enforcement is starting the first week of May.  You can submit a complaint via email and/or telephone.  Remember that our lobby is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions.  Feel free to connect with our office at 530.552.3702 for more information regarding cultivation and compliance.  Ordinance tables are provided below.

Medical Cannabis Ordinance          Non-Medical Cannabis Ordinance

Employment Opportunity Available

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Code Enforcement Officer.  If interested, please connect with Code Enforcement at 530.552.3702.  Please visit the Human Resources website to apply.



The Butte County Code Enforcement Advisory Board currently has two vacant seats.  If interested, please contact Code Enforcement at 530.552.3702.


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General Information

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Building Division Cannabis
Camping Violation Nuisance Abatement
Generator Noise Substandard Housing
Unsafe Structure
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Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA)

Nuisance Abatement

Landlord-Tenant Relations

Be Proactive

If you have potential code violations on your property, you don't need to wait for a warning or citation to clean it up.  If you have already received a warning or citation, there are resources to help you bring your property up to code.

CalRecycle and the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility offer free programs that will accept many items such as mattresses, electronic waste, paint and even construction debris.

Northern Recycling and Waste Services offers e-waste programs and can arrange for special pickup of some items.

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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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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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