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.

Stoney Fire Information

The Stoney Fire near Upper Bidwell Park is being managed by the Chico Fire Department and CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire. Evacuation orders have been lifted and fire fighters continue to increase containment. 

Follow @ChicoFD@CALFIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire@ButteSheriff and @CountyofButte on Twitter for updates. A Butte County emergency response feed is also available.

Emergency Mass Notification 

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Emergency Mass Notification

Contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office, infosheriff@buttecounty.net if you have trouble registering your address for notifications.

Preparing for Evacuation - Stay Prepared

Plan for Animal Evacuation

Before any type of emergency occurs, have a plan in place for evacuation of your animals. Research possible locations for you and your pets to go and keep an updated list of friends who live outside of the area that might be able to care for your animals.

Build a Go Bag!

A Go Bag contains items that should sustain you for 72 hours in the event of emergency or evacuation. Every member of your family should have their own Go Bag. Store your Go Bag where you feel it is most accessible if you have to leave your home or work with very short notice. Learn which items to include in your Go Bag and how to maintain your bag.

Make a Family Communication Plan Tonight

Family Communication Plan

Being prepared for an emergency is always a good idea. Today, it is especially important. Your family may not be together if an the Evacuation Warning is upgraded to an Immediate Evacuation Order, so it is important to think develop a Family Community Plan. Use these resources from FEMA.

Butte County Clerk-Recorder's Office Now Open

Services offered at the Butte County Clerk-Recorder’s office at 155 Nelson Avenue in Oroville were impacted on Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11, due to a damaged fiber cable that provides internet and network services to the office. The cable has been repaired and the office is back to providing its full range of services.


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