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.

County Code 34C (Nonmedical Marijuana)
Chapter 34 C Non Medical Marijuana Ordinance Butte County will began enforcement of Chapter 34c on April 14th 2017 (Download the complete text of the "CHAPTER 34C OF THE BUTTE COUNTY CODE – BUTTE COUNTY NONMEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE" with these incorporated changes). This Code can also be viewed online with ALL of Butte County's Codes at Chapter 34C- NON 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 less than 5 acres, a cultivation area of up to 6 plants must be indoors. 
  • A parcel greater than 5 acres, a cultivation area of up to 6 plants indoors or outdoors, but not both 
  • Butte County Chapter 34C allows a person 21 years of age or older to cultivate up to six cannabis plants.
  • Not more than six plants may be planted, cultivated, harvested, dried, or processed within a single private residence, or upon the grounds of a private residence, at any one time. 
  • Join Our Mailing List...to receive email updates on our program. 

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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

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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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 What's New

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.

April 10, 2018
T-25 Workshop Tuesdays 3:30-5:00

April 4, 2018
Building Stakeholder Meeting

March 19, 2018
View Development Services 2017 Accomplishments...what a great year it was (except for all of the disasters)

March 16, 2018
New DDS Permitted Special Events webpage launched