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.

County Asks for Public Input on ADA / Accessibility Study

Butte County needs your input. Take the Accessibility Survey online and tell us how the County makes programs, services, and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. Your input is needed because the County is updating its American with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. As part of the update, input is gathered from agencies, organizations, and individuals. Thank you for taking a moment to complete the Accessibility Survey. If you have questions about the survey, or prefer a paper copy of the survey, contact:

Chris Little, Assistant Director, Human Resources/ADA and Accessibility Coordinator
3-A County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530.538.7651
TTY: 530.538.6833

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


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