Welcome to Planning
The Planning Department is charged both with long-term planning and current planning functions. Long term planning includes such activities as creation, implementation and maintenance of the General Plan and related policy implementation. Current planning functions deal with land use, development and growth. The Planning Department is also responsible for gathering and disseminating planning information to the public, other City departments, the Planning Commission and the City Council.
The Planning Department is responsible for the administration and implementation of the City’s Code Enforcement functions. The Planning Department's role in the Code Enforcement program covers both the enforcement of City planning and development codes (e.g. setbacks, building heights, fences, accessory structures) as well as the City’s public nuisance, streets and roads, and public health codes (e.g. vehicle parking, trash and debris and property maintenance). For information about reporting a code enforcement violation, or responding to a letter from the code enforcement officer, please see our FAQ's or call (530) 868-5447.
Biggs General Plan Update
The "Biggs 2030" general plan update started in September 2008 and completed in 2016. This community-wide planning effort identified community values and objectives, setting land use policies, and establishing direction for future growth and development. Generally, Biggs welcomes growth. How and where to grow is described in the General Plan.
Planning Department Staff
Scott Friend, AICP – City Planner (contract) - Planning@biggs-ca.gov
Code Enforcement Officer - (530) 868-5447 firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Department email: Planning@biggs-ca.gov
Building services for Biggs are provided by the Butte County Building Department and Butte County Department of Development Services. This site provides online permit applications, parcel look up, building codes, contact information and many other resources.
Most projects should start with a visit to the City planning office. There you will be given advice, information, forms, and a roadmap to get what you need done. Please call the planning office at (530) 868-5447.