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.

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.

Ebola Information

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has raised concerns about spread of the disease in this country. Visit the Ebola information page to learn more about Ebola, and about preparedness activities at the national, state, and local levels.

Drought Information

As dry conditions continue throughout California and Butte County, conservation of water for all purposes is increasingly important. Winter storms brought rain, but the precipitation was not enough to bring us even close to average water conditions for this time of year. Visit the drought page for water conditions, conservation tips, and drought task content. 

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