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 Board of Supervisors may assign any or all of the following tasks to the Planning Commission (Government Code sections 65103, 65401, 65402):

  • Assist in writing the general plan and community or specific plans and hold public hearings on such plans;
  • Hold hearings and act upon proposed amendments to the general plan and community or specific plans;
  • Hold hearings and act upon proposed changes to the zoning ordinance and zoning maps;
  • Hold hearings and act on tentative subdivision maps;
  • Annually review the jurisdiction's capital improvement program and projects of other local agencies for consistency with the general plan;
  • Promote public interest in the general plan;
  • Consult with and advise public officials and agencies, utilities, organizations and citizens regarding implementation of the general plan;
    Coordinate local plans and programs with those of other public agencies;
  • Report to the legislative body on the conformity of proposed public land acquisition or disposal with the adopted general plan; and
  • Undertake special planning studies as needed.

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

District 2
Mary Kennedy (First Vice Chair)

District 3
Jacquelyn Chase

District 4
Rocky (Daniel) Donati (Chair)

District 5
Phil John

Planning Commission Meetings

Please check below for meeting agendas and minutes. 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.

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Agenda Audio Notes
January 22, 2015 AUDIO
February 26, 2015 AUDIO
March 26, 2015 AUDIO
April 23, 2015 AUDIO MINUTES
May 28, 2015 AUDIO
June 25, 2015 AUDIO
July 23, 2015 AUDIO MINUTES
July 30, 2015* AUDIO MINUTES
August 27, 2015 AUDIO
September 24, 2015 AUDIO
October 22, 2015 AUDIO
November 12, 2015 AUDIO
December 10, 2015 AUDIO



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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: 530.552.3700
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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