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 Division

The Planning Division coordinates review of development projects; develops and implements the Butte County General Plan and other advance planning programs; and provides information to assist in the orderly growth and development of the County.


General Information

Grant Projects - We are currently working on the following grants:  Oroville Urban Greening, PowerButte Utility Scale Solar Guide and our newest, the Strategic Agricultural Lands Conservation project.

Applications, Forms & Handouts

Zoning Ordinance – lists allowed uses and development standards for properties in each zone in the County.

General Plan – guides overall growth and development and provides a vision for the County. Greenline 5 year review memo (2015-10-02)

Climate Action Plan – provides goals, measures and actions to sustain natural resources, grow efficiently, ensure long-term resiliency to a changing environmental and economic climate.

Neighborhood, Community and Specific Plans have been adopted (or are under consideration) for several geographic areas in Butte County to guide growth and development in their respective areas.

Ordinances & Resolutions – administered by the Department of Development Services.

Project Status – Searchable information on applications for development projects.

CEQA Documents – Environmental documents on planning and development projects available for public review and comment.

Planning Commission – Meeting agendas and staff reports.

Zoning Administrator – Meeting agendas and staff reports.

Meetings – of other commissions and committees associated with the Department of Development Services


What's New in Planning

December 12, 2016
Scanning Project – Public Announcement

August 22, 2016
The Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, September 22, 2016 at  9:00 am on the PowerButte:  Solar Overlay Zone

June 30, 2016
Draft Butte Creek Canyon Overlay Zone

April 11, 2016
PowerButte: Solar Overlay Zone Community Meetings

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Development Services

Phone: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Appointments
Building - 530.538.7601 
Planning - 530.538.5359

Submit Suggestions.
Submit Issues.
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View Full List of Staff.
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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

July 17, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

July 17, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

June 30, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

April 24, 2017
Scanning Project - Update

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