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.

Learn The Facts - Stay In The Box

Butte County began enforcement of Ordinance 4107, Measure H, which amends the County's Restriction on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance (Chapter 34A) on July 11, 2016 (Download the complete text of the "CHAPTER 34A OF THE BUTTE COUNTY CODE – BUTTE COUNTY MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE" with these incorporated changes). This Code can also be viewed online with ALL of Butte County's Codes at Chapter 34A - MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION REGULATION. The oversight of this Ordinance/Regulation is the responsibility of the Butte County Department of Development Services, Code Enforcement Division.  Please view the links below, for more information.

Stay Informed

  • A parcel that is greater than 0.5 acres and supported by only one recommendation is allowed a maximum cultivation area of 50 square feet.
  • Join Our Mailing receive email updates on our program.
  • View Our 2016 Medical Marijuana Growing Restrictions Brochure - Help us get the word out on the new requirements for the cultivation of medical marijuana in Butte County for 2016.


Board Updates

Year to Date Updates 

  •  Year-to-Date - As of October 1, 2016
  • Resources

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     Contact DDS

    Development Services

    Phone: 530.538.7601
    Fax: 530.538.7785

    Building - 530.538.7601 
    Planning - 530.538.5359

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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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