Planning DivisionPhone: 530.538.2430Fax: 530.538.2426E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Division Overview The Planning Division is responsible for both current and long-term planning functions. Current planning functions deal with day-to-day land use applications and development and growth which includes processing requests for land divisions, rezones general plan amendments, conditional use permits, variances, and annexations. Long term planning includes such activities as creation, implementation and maintenance of the General Plan and related policy implementation.
Development Review CommitteeThe Development Review Committee (DRC) is responsible for evaluating and reviewing all discretionary development applications and designs of structures and otehr site improvement projects. The DRC evaluates the architecture, landscaping, signage, circulation, grading, and similar physical features of a project. When you propose to construct a new building or change the exterior features of a developed place of property, a Development Review Committee approval is required. The purpose of a DRC approval is to promote orderly attractive, and harmonious development within the City. Land Division The Subdivision Ordinance for the City of Oroville is adopted to promote and protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the orderly regulation of land division. Further, the purpose of this ordinance is to:
Accessory Dwelling UnitsResidential accessory structures are shade structures, gazebos, covered patios and unenclosed structures; a detached structure or building accessory and subordinate to a lawfully established principal structure on the same lot as defined in the City of Oroville Municipal Code. If an Accessory Structure exceeds 120 square feet in floor area, a building permit is required. Regardless of the size, a Zoning Clearance must be obtained to ensure all zoning requirements, such as setbacks, are maintained. Permits are always required for any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical (heating, cooling, etc.) improvements made. Conditional Use Permit A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is a discretionary permit that may conditionally approve or deny land uses, including related structures, which are not clearly permitted or prohibited because of their unique nature. Such uses and related structures would only be approved if their effect on the surrounding environment can be made acceptable through the application of Conditions of Approval. A Conditional Use Permit requires approval by the City of Oroville Planning Commission. Temporary Use Permits A Temporary Use Permit (TUP) is a minor land use approval permit that is issued for specific types of uses which have been determined to be temporary in nature. Temporary Use Permits are approved by the Zoning Administrator provided that pre-established standard conditions of approval can and will be met. Zoning The Planning Division has zoning information for all lots within the City of Oroville. When you have determined the zoning of your property you may search our Zoning Regulations document for further information. A listing of our zoning designations is available in the City’s ordinance book, or you can call the Planning counter for further information.
General Plan The General Plan is a comprehensive document that covers many aspects of the community including development, preservation of the community and safety. The General Plan is a long-term document that is intended to guide the growth of the City. The General Plan provides a policy framework for development decisions. It has three functions:
Copies of the General Plan and the General Plan Land Use Map are also available from the Planning Division. Housing Element Every 5 years the State of California requires that local municipalities update the Housing Element chapter of the General Plan. The Housing Element is 1 of 7 mandated elements of the General Plan and must address the existing and projected housing needs for all segments of the community. Home Occupation Permit A Home Occupation is the gainful employment of a resident in a dwelling with limited commercial activity; wherein the employment activity is incidental and subordinate to the residential use of the property. A City of Oroville Business License is required for all Home Occupations. No Home Occupation may be conducted unless a Business License has been approved and issued. Sign Applications Sign Permit requests are reviewed by the Planning Division to determine conformance with the City's Sign Ordinance and the Approved Planned Sign Permit Program. After the Planning Division has reviewed and approved the request, the information is forwarded to the Building Division. If the sign has electrical or structural requirements, a building permit is required. Links