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: 530.538.7601
Fax: 530.538.7785

Building - 530.538.7601 
Planning - 530.538.5359
Code Enforcement - 530.538.6000

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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

October 25, 2017
Fire Assistance Center Information

September 1, 2017
New Master Fee Schedule - effective 9/1/2017

August 3, 2017
Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide - To be reviewed by the Planning Commission
August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville

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