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.

CEQA/NEPA Documents

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents Available for Public Review

Here are links to environmental documents prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for projects currently scheduled for consideration by Butte County.  Please check the Notice of Availability for the deadline to provide comments.

Additionally, you may look at the most recent environmental documents posted at the Clerk-Recorder webpage here. These documents stay on the Clerk-Recorder webpage for 30 days.

CEQA Environmental Document Filing Fees

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) imposes and collects a filing fee to defray the costs of managing and protecting California’s vast fish and wildlife resources, including, but not limited to, consulting with other public agencies, reviewing environmental documents, recommending mitigation measures, and developing monitoring programs.  Fees are assessed on projects subject to CEQA, including projects where a negative declaration or environmental impact report is prepared.  In addition, the Butte County Clerk charges a documentary handling fee, currently $50.00. Section 711.4 provides "a project shall not be operative, vested, or final, and local government permits for the project shall not be valid, until the filing fees required pursuant to this section are paid."

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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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