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.

Planning Commission (PC)

About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is composed of five regular members appointed by the Board of Supervisors who represent the various geographical areas and the commercial, industrial, and agricultural interests of the County. The Commission reviews and acts on matters related to planning and development and advises the Board of Supervisors on various land use matters.

The Planning Commission holds regular meetings once a month, usually on the 4th Thursday of the month, as shown on the scheduled meeting dates below, unless it has no items pending before it.  Special meetings may be called as needed by the Chair or a majority of the Commissioners.

Planning Commissioners

District 1
Larry Grundmann (First Vice Chair)

District 2
Mary Kennedy

District 3
Jacquelyn Chase (Second Vice Chair)

District 4
Rocky (Daniel) Donati

District 5
Phil John (Chair)

Please check below for meeting agendas and minutes. Select the date to view the meeting agenda (PDF).  The agenda items often contain hot links to agenda reports, environmental documents, and other materials related to the items. For a more complete list of public documents available for a particular project, click here.
Tip: You can copy the project number from the agenda (e.g. TSM08-0001) and paste the project number into the “Search For” line.

Planning Commission Meetings

Agenda Audio Minutes
January 26, 2017 Minutes
February 23, 2017  Minutes
March 23, 2017 Minutes
April 27, 2017   •  Mathews Readymix, LLC Mining Permit MIN16-0001 (Amendment No. 1 to MRP 92-43)
 •  Helena Chemical Co Conditional Use Permit UP16-0004
 •  Old Durham Wood, Inc. Conditional Use Permits UP15-0005 and UP14-0002
 •  Review of General Plan 2030 Action Plan Update  
 •  Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone Ordinance and Map
 •  Minutes - January 26, 2017
 •  Minutes - February 23, 2017
May 11, 2017  •  John and Lauri Goddard Minor Use Permit MUP15-0002
 •  Staff Presentation on Legal Lot Determinations and Certificates of Compliance
June 29, 2017  •  John and Lauri Goddard Minor Use Permit MUP15-0002
 •  Update on the Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy
 •  Minutes - March 23, 2017
 •  Minutes - April 27, 2017
July 27, 2017   Minutes
August 10, 2017  •  Old Durham Wood Inc Conditional Use Permits UP15-0005 and 14-0002  Minutes
September 28, 2017    Minutes 
October 26, 2017    Minutes 
November 9, 2017   Minutes 



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Contacting the Planning Commission

Individual members of the Planning Commission have provided e-mail addresses (above).  Written comments or other documents may be submitted to the Planning Commission before meetings by email or at the address below:

Butte County Planning Commission
Butte County Department of Development Services
7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Anyone submitting written comments or documents at a Planning Commission meeting is requested to provide nine (9) copies with the name, address, phone number or email address of the person providing the information so it may be correctly reflected in the administrative record.

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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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 What's New

October 25, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

September 1, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

August 3, 2017
Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission
August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

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