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City of Chico

City of Chico

Development Engineering

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The City of Chico’s Development Engineering Division is a part of the City’s Public Works Department.  Development Engineering provides prompt engineering review of development activities that are occurring within the City of Chico to ensure compliance with the Chico Municipal Code. 


Development Engineering is responsible for reviewing a wide range of Building Permits. Some of the various Building Permits include:
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Single-Family Residential
  • Accesory Dwelling Units (ADU)
  • Detached Garages
  • New Commercial Properties
  • Infills
  • Signs
  • Pools
We have various tools that can help with your Building Permit process and speed up the review process so you can get going on construction. Development Engineering follows standardized checklists when reviewing plans. These forms act as a guide and do not ensure approval from Development Engineering during the first review. See the "Development Engineering Form" section below for these forms.


eTrakIt is an online permitting tool that aids applicants in the Building Permit process.  Visit eTrakIt and log in for the following online permit services.  
  • Apply for Permits Online
  • Schedule an Inspection
  • Research Exsiting Permits (1997 - Present)
  •  Check Inspection Results
Development Engineering Forms

Development Engineering Forms



411 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 3420, Chico, CA 95927-3420

Phone: 530-879-6900