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.

Home Insurance Finder

Many California residents have a hard time finding home insurance because of local fire risk. If you're looking for home insurance, try the Home Insurance Finder to receive multiple insurance quotes, a consumer buying guide and a home value estimate. 


Community Choice Aggregation

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that allows cities, counties and other qualifying governmental entities to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses. Butte County is currently researching whether a local CCA could work well for our community. Please visit our Community Choice Aggregation web page for additional information. 


Phone/Text Scam Targeting EBT Cardholders

Some EBT cardholders are receiving an automated call or text asking them to provide personal information, including their 16-digit card number and PIN. EBT cardholders should never share their card number or PIN.


New Evacuation Plan and Maps Available for Paradise/Upper Ridge and East Oroville

Residents can now access revised evacuation plans and maps for the Town of Paradise & Upper Ridge, as well as East Oroville.  The revised plans include access to the new “Find My Evacuation Zone” website that provides an interactive map with status updates. Read more about the new plans and maps under News and Announcements.   


Oroville Dam Historical Documents 

Historical documents for Oroville Dam provide a history and timeline of the relationship between Butte County and the Department of Water Resources relating to the Oroville Dam. Please note: the County does not guarantee the completeness of all documents posted. Visit the Historical Documents page for a full list of documents.


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

Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or