Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

PowerButte Solar Energy Survey

Butte County needs your input about new zoning regulation to streamline utility-scale solar installations in the unincorporated area of the County. Take the survey online, Learn more about the project at power.buttecounty.net.

Measure A Enforcement Begins in 2015

Learn the Facts.. Stay in the Box!Butte County will begin enforcement January 8, 2015 of Ordinance 4075 (Measure A), which amends the County's Restriction on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance (Chapter 34A). The oversight of this Ordinance is the responsibility of the Butte County Department of Development Services, Code Enforcement Division. View more information about restriction on cultivation and enforcement on the Cultivation of Medical Marijuana webpage.

Local & Community Resources




 EmergencyContacts

Call 911 for Police, Fire or Medical emergencies.

Child Abuse
800.400.0902 or
530.538.7882 

24 Hour Domestic Violence Help
800.895.8476 or
530.343.7711

Rape Crisis
800.656.4673 or
530.343.7273

Elder Abuse
800.664.9774

Children Mental Health Crisis
800.371.4373 or
530.891.2794

Adult Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or
530.891.2810

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or
530.891.2812