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.

Draft Agriculture Mitigation Ordinance

Butte County General Plan 2030 Direction for Agriculture Mitigation Ordinance

The following two actions from the Agriculture Element of the Butte County General Plan form the basis for the creation of an Agriculture Mitigation Ordinance:

AG-A2.1 Create an agricultural mitigation ordinance in which developers will be required to permanently protect agricultural land of equal or greater value in place of land that is redesignated from Agriculture to a non-agricultural designation. This ordinance may include the option of paying an in-lieu fee that would contribute to an agricultural resource protection fund that could be used to purchase voluntary conservation easements or complete other projects that will protect and conserve agricultural land. The ordinance will establish mitigation standards that address the valuation and geographic location of agricultural land.

AG-AG.2 Encourage municipalities in Butte County to adopt similar agricultural mitigation ordinances.

These two Actions were included in the Butte County General Plan in support of Agriculture Element Goal AG-2, which states:  “Protect Butte County’s agricultural lands from conversion to non-agricultural uses.” 

Draft Agriculture Mitigation Ordinance (March 25, 2014)

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Development Services

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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