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.


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.

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