Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health Kennel Permits

Butte County Kennel Guidelines

Every person who owns or controls a kennel or other place in the unincorporated areas of the county where more than five (5) dogs over the age of four (4) months are kept, for any purpose whatsoever, shall obtain a kennel license within thirty (30) days after the kennel is established and annually thereafter. (Ord. No. 3992, § 2 (part), 11-4-08)

Learn more, view the Butte County Code, Chapter 4

Prior to applying for a kennel permit you must first determine if your property is zoned for a kennel. You must have a minimum of 2 acres of property and your kennels must have a setback of at least 150 feet from any structure. Prior to putting in a kennel, contact Butte County Development Services to determine if you qualify for a kennel use permit.

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Butte County Animal Services
Phone: 530.552.3888
Fax: 530.538.6329

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Butte County Animal Services
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

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