Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The majority of 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.

September is Disaster Preparedness Month

This year, Resolve to be Ready for a disaster. Make a plan with your family. Consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack. Visit Butte County Office of Emergency Management for more details.

Celebrating Adult Literacy Awareness Month

Meet Greg and Shauna, two Butte County locals who reveal their life-changing work together through the Library’s Literacy Services program. Learn the remarkable difference resulting from their shared focus on literacy. Visit Library Literacy online to hear others tell their inspiring stories. To get help with basic reading and writing skills or to volunteer to help someone learn, call 530.538.7198. Together, California reads!

Drought Information

Drought InformationDroughts are a natural disaster and surviving any natural disaster requires planning and preparation. Visit the drought information page for updates on the drought and water conditions, as well as tips for how you can help conserve water.

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