Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The majority of 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.

Burning Restrictions Lifted

With the onset of recent rains and predicted cooler weather patterns, burning restrictions will be lifted as of Thursday, February 27th in the unincorporated areas of Butte County, with no burning permits required until May 1, 2014. While cooler temperatures will help diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are urged to use caution while conducting residential dooryard debris burns. View Full News Release.

New Mass Public Notification System

A new Emergency Mass Notification System will allow citizens of Butte County to sign up to receive emergency notifications.  Citizens may sign up for notifications on the self-registration portal. The web portal allows citizens to add email addresses, cellular numbers, and land line phone numbers, as well as, attach those numbers and email addresses to their home on a map. Sign up today and stay informed during an emergency. 

Health Care

CoveredCA LogoButte County Employment and Social Services launched a Customer Service Center October 1, 2013 to assist with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about your medical coverage options.

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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