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.

Road Closures

Roads throughout Butte County remain closed after flooding. The foothills received between 5 and 7 inches of rain and the valley areas received between 2 and 4 inches of rain on December 11th. For updates on road closures, visit the Butte County Road Closure page

Report Flood Damage

Residents and business owners with property damage from the storm should complete the damage reporting form online or call 530.538.7601.

Food and Water Safety During a Power Outage

Severe weather can cause power outages jeopardizing the safety of food and well water. Simple steps to reduce the chances of foodborne illness and/or well water contamination include: being prepared before the power outage, keeping the refrigerator/freezer door shut, throwing out perishable foods after 4 hours of sitting in the refrigerator, using bottled water and/or water that has been boiled for one minute until your well water is safe. View full press release.

Stay Informed During the Storm

Local & Community Resources


Call 911 for Police, Fire or Medical emergencies.

Child Abuse
800.400.0902 or

24 Hour Domestic Violence Help
800.895.8476 or

Rape Crisis
800.656.4673 or

Elder Abuse

Children Mental Health Crisis
800.371.4373 or

Adult Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or