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.

Right to Farm Ordinance

The purpose and intent of the Right-to-Farm Ordinance (Butte County Code Chapter 35 – Protection of Agricultural Land) is to protect agricultural operations by limiting the circumstances under which a properly conducted agricultural operation may be considered a nuisance.  This ordinance promotes a good-neighbor policy by requiring notification of owners, purchasers, residents, and users of property adjacent to or near agricultural operations of the inherent potential problems associated with being located near agricultural operations, including, noise, odors, fumes, dust, smoke, insects, operation of machinery during any time of day or night, storage and disposal of manure, and ground or aerial application of fertilizers, soil amendments, seeds and pesticides.  Through the disclosure requirements of the Right-to-Farm Ordinance, it is intended that residents will better understand the impacts of living or working near agricultural operations and be prepared to accept attendant conditions from properly conducted agricultural operations as a normal and necessary aspect of living in a county with a strong rural character and an active agricultural sector.

The Right-to-Farm Ordinance was amended on February 24, 2015 to apply to residential, commercial and industrial zones that may support agriculture as an interim use prior to development.

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Development Services

Phone: 530.552.3700
Fax: 530.538.7785

Appointments
Building - 530.552.3700 
Planning - 530.552.3701
Code Enforcement - 530.552.3702

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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

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 What's New

May 9, 2018
The Butte County Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Strategy won an Award of Excellence and the Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide won an Award of Merit from the 2018 American Planning Association Sacramento Valley Section Awards.

April 10, 2018
T-25 Workshop Tuesdays 3:30-5:00

April 4, 2018
Building Stakeholder Meeting

March 19, 2018
View Development Services 2017 Accomplishments...what a great year it was (except for all of the disasters)

March 16, 2018
New DDS Permitted Special Events webpage launched

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