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The newly revised/adopted (September 10, 2013) Zoning Ordinance and Map (Ordinance #4062) became effective on October 11, 2013.  This webpage provides links to PDF documents for both the Amended General Plan and Land Use Map, and the Updated Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Maps.  Also included are links to the separate chapters of each of these documents.  Parcel Look Up information (Zoning by Assessor Parcel Number, Address, or map search) on General Plan Designations and Zoning is available under the link entitled “Zoning Database Lookup” below.  The Planner of the Day at the Development Services Department can identify zones and answer questions on the new Zoning Ordinance:  

  • Planner of the Day:  530-538-5359, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, and via email at: DSPlanning@buttecounty.net.  Also available by appointment.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Planner Dan Breedon at 530-538-7629, dbreedon@buttecounty.net, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville, also available by appointment.

A few comments from the public about the process and products of Butte County General Plan 2030:

 - “The collective efforts from a broad base of community members, working closely with Development Services, has resulted in a practical set of regulations for land use.  We commend Development Services for an open attitude and responsiveness to the needs of our rural communities.”  Peggy Moak
"We extend our appreciation of the collaborative and thorough effort you and your team have put into this new zoning ordinance and believe the result is a positive outcome for our community and the county in general."  Dot Morris, co-chair, Concow Community Citizens Committee
"The GP 2030 and Zoning Documents reflect a grassroots process over many years involving Community Groups, Neighborhood Associations and other stakeholders. Thanks to Development Services and the Board of Supervisors for listening to our input and creating these documents reflecting the many voices of Butte County."  Amanda Pyle


Happy 5th Anniversary Butte County General Plan 2030!!! <October 26, 2015>

Adopted Zoning Ordinance
<Revised September 10, 2013 / Effective October 11, 2013>

Zoning Ordinance <9.5 megs>

Zoning Ordinance Map - 11x17  <2.4 megs...map updates coming soon>

Zoning Ordinance Map - poster size <3.5 megs...map updates coming soon>

Zoning Database Lookup - Parcel Lookup Tool to help you find an Assessor's Parcel Number (APN), Zoning, General Plan designation, Acreage, etc.

Adopted Zoning Ordinance
- Individual Chapters
<Revised September 10, 2013 / Effective October 11, 2013>
Overlay Maps - <Adopted November 06, 2012/Effective December 10, 2012/Revised December 11, 2012>

Airport Influence Area Zones

Deer Herd Migration Overlay Zones

Military Airspace Overlay Zone


General Plan -
<Adopted November 06, 2012/Effective December 10, 2012>

General Plan
<76 megs>

General Plan Designation Map - 11 x 17 <2.4 megs>

General Plan Designation Map - poster size <3.5 megs>

Adopted General Plan Action Plan - Resolution 10-57

General Plan
- Individual Chapters


Ordinance #4062 - September 10, 2013 (Zoning Ordinance)
Ordinance #4050 - November 6, 2012 (Zoning Ordinance)
Action Plan Resolution 10-57 - October 26, 2010
  General Plan Amendments, Resolution 12-124 (November 6, 2012)

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