Community Development

Community Development Department

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the Planning, Building, Housing, Code Enforcement and GIS division functions.

Staff reviews all residential, commercial and industrial projects in the City. Our goal is to effectively process building and development projects through consistency and fairness using the City’s Municipal Code, general design practices, and common interests of Chico citizens.


Code Enforcement

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The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for the preservation of neighborhoods by gaining compliance with applicable ordinances within the Chico Municipal Code.


Housing Division

The City’s Housing Division administers federal, state and local affordable housing funds to improve the quality of life of community members through affordable housing and related community development activities.


Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for both current and long range administration of state, regional, and local land use laws. 

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