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.

Excessive Heat Warning 

An excessive heat warning has been issued for communities in Butte County starting 2:00 p.m. Wednesday and lasting through 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke and heat cramps are possible during prolonged periods of high heat. 

Recommended guidelines for heat safety:

  • Limit exercise
  • Stay indoors where air conditioning is available (including pets)
  • Stay hydrated by drinking 2-4 glasses of non-alcoholic/non-caffeinated liquids every hour
  • Rest often
  • Wear loose, light colored, and lightweight clothing
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a parked car

For more information about the health dangers of heat, as well as how to prepare for excessive heat, visit the National Weather Service Heat Tips webpage.

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