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.

Building Awards

2011-2012 CALBO


California Building Officials

Building Department of the Year Award


The Membership of California Building Officials Recognizes:


For Significant Achievement of Behalf of All California Building Departments
and an Extraordinary Commitment to Local Government

50th Annual Business Meeting

February 14-17, 2012
Universal City, California
CALBO Press Release




"...The award is the result of commitment by the Board of Supervisors and staff from the Department of Development Services to deliver the highest level of customer service. I also want to point out that the award indirectly recognizes other County departments that are involved with the building permit process including Public Works, Fire, and Public Health. What’s more, none of them could function properly without the support from other County departments such as Information Systems, Auditor-Controller, Treasurer-Tax Collector, General Services, County Counsel and Administration. It really is a team effort.

Recognition like this will help the County in many ways, including economic development. In a highly competitive environment where businesses can locate anywhere, it is critical that business leaders know that Butte County is open to business and committed to making expansion and relocation as smooth as possible...."

Paul Hahn, Chief Administrative Officer, Butte County

"... What an accomplishment! To receive this recognition for achievements in the face of significant economic, regulatory and staffing challenges, and an ambitious general plan implementation schedule, is truly commendable. I shared Paul’s letter with our community group and I am certain they will join me in offering their congratulations. You made it happen and we are so pleased for you, and for Butte County! I know we have said this over and over again at various meetings, and it has stood the test of time: we sincerely appreciate your dedication, openness and desire to deliver excellence. Our hats are off to you! "
Concow Community Citizens Committee

"I personally what to give you and your staff at Butte County a big "congratulations" in being awarded the building department of the year!!!"
Chris Warrick, CBO Building Official, Mendocino County

"Congratulations once more on your Departments award. Quite an acheivement."
Don Wolfe, Past President of CALBO




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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

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