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.

August is Child Support Services Month

This year’s Child Support Awareness Month theme is “On the road of life, their future starts with you”. Click on the links below to view our public service announcements. Our child support professionals can provide you with information to address your specific needs. Contact us today at 866.901.3212 for more information

Sawmill Lookout Information

The Sawmill Peak Lookout has unfortunately sustained several thousand dollars of damage due to vandalism recently and cannot be staffed until repairs are completed. These repairs are scheduled to be completed by the second week of August and all personnel will be available for staffing. View full press release.

One Less Spark = One Less Fire

Drought Information

Drought InformationDroughts are a natural disaster and surviving any natural disaster requires planning and preparation. Visit the drought information page for updates on the drought and water conditions, as well as tips for how you can help conserve water.

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