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.

The Planning Commission will Consider an Anti-Fracking Ordinance at the October 23, 2014 Meeting

This County-prepared ordinance will be presented to the Butte County Planning Commission on October 23, 2014 at 9:00 am, at 25 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Butte County Board of Supervisors whether to approve the Anti-Fracking Ordinance. The Anti-Fracking Ordinance will be presented to the Butte County Board of Supervisors in 2015.

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