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.

Precinct Officers Needed for June 5 Primary Election

The Butte County Elections Office is seeking more than 100 precinct workers to support the June 5 Primary Election. Interested community members must complete an application, attend a training in Oroville, help set up polling places and support a local precinct on Tuesday, June 5. Precinct workers who complete their duties will earn $130 to $175, based on their support position.

 For additional details, visit our News and Announcements page


May is CalFresh Awareness Month

CalFresh Awareness Month started in May of 2011 and is the official month dedicated to increasing public awareness of CalFresh. CalFresh helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing improved access to healthy and nutritious foods. Many are unaware they are eligible to receive benefits. Take the next step and be part of the movement to increase awareness! Visit the Employment and Social Services website for more information. 



New Financial Transparency Portal

Butte County has partnered with OpenGov Inc to provide online interactive tools to more easily view the County’s finances.Visit the new Financial Transparency Portal at www.buttecounty.net/finance


Oroville Dam Historical Documents

Historical documents for Oroville Dam provide a history and timeline of the relationship between Butte County and the Department of Water Resources relating to the Oroville Dam. Please note: the County does not guarantee the completeness of all documents posted. Visit the Historical Documents page for a full list of documents.

Dead Trees Become Fuel for Wildfire

Tiny insect creatures—bark beetles—and drought are a deadly combination. Together they are killing millions of trees, greatly increasing the risk of wildfire in California.

Do you have Bark Beetles?

Check out this information provided by readyforwildfire.org if you think bark beetles may be infesting trees on your property. Contact Dave Derby, Forester with CALFIRE / Butte County Fire at 530.872.6334 if you have questions or would like an evaluation for trees on your property.


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

Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or