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.

Land Conservation Act Advisory Committee (LCA) - 2016

The Butte County Land Conservation Act Advisory Committee is State mandated, and was formed according to Government Code Section 51239 to advise the Board of Supervisors on the administration of the agricultural preserves in the county per Resolution No. 68-7, dated January 16, 1968. The Committee is composed of the Agricultural Commissioner or designee; Director-Development Services or designee; Assessor or designee; Farm, Home & 4H Advisor or designee; and a member nominated by the Butte County Farm Bureau (at-large). On May 7, 1985, by Resolution No. 85-63, membership was expanded to include a designee from the Butte County Farm Bureau Land Use Committee, and a member designated from the Butte County Cattlemen's Association. 

The Butte County Land Conservation Act Advisory Committee holds public meetings quarterly, as needed, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. Meetings are normally held on Mondays. Please check below for meeting agendas/minutes.

View General Information About the Land Conservation Act (Williamson Act)


  • David Skinner, Farm Bureau Member At Large Designee - Chair
  • Louie Mendoza, Agricultural Commissioner
  • Blake Bailey, County Assessor Designee
  • Pete Calarco, Development Services Assistant Director
  • Cass Mutters, Farm Advisor Designee
  • Walt Stile, Farm Bureau Land Use Committee Designee
  • Myron Openshaw, Cattlemen's Association



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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

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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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 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

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