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.

Ticket Amnesty & Driver's License Reinstatement Programs

Effective October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Governor Brown signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets and a drivers license reinstatement program. The program began October 1, 2015 and will run through March 31, 2017. 

The Central Collections Division of the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Department administers the program on behalf of the Butte County Superior Court, as it is responsible for collecting delinquent court fines and fees. Learn more about the amnesty programs.

PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

PG&E has issued information about the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative and the plan to remove trees in Butte County. Read the information issued by PG&E including a description of the initiative, questions and answers, and maps of project areas.

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