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.

Development Services Fees

Butte County Master Fee Schedule

The Master Fee Schedule (effective 1/11/2021) lists the fees of different County Departments/Divisions. Within the Master Fee Schedule you will find the below fees for Development Services.      


IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: The fees shown for the Building Division do not reflect fees collected on behalf of other departments/divisions who have a role in the process of Building Permits. 

Depending on the type and location of each permit – there may be fees from Agriculture, County Clerk-Recorder, Fire, Land Development/Public Works, and Environmental Health; as well as Impact Fees, drainage fees, etc. Additionally, there may also be school fees and parks and recreation fees. 

Due to the complexity of Building Permits, we are working on, but not yet able to provide a cost estimator. Until then – you may request a FEE ESTIMATE from the Permit Center. The minimum charge is .5 hours at the current adopted Building Division hourly rate.




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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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