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.

24-Hour EBT Card Outage Starting June 23 at 11 p.m.

The state of California is transitioning to a new Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) vendor on June 30, 2018. Because of this transition, a statewide 24-hour EBT outage/black-out period is scheduled from 11 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018, through 11 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018. During this outage, cardholders will not be able to access their EBT food or cash benefits. Read more under News and Announcements


Recommended Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget 

The Recommended Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget is available under the County Budget section of the website. The Budget Hearing, which includes a full presentation, discussion and public comment, is expected to be held on Tuesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., in the Board of Supervisor Chambers. 


Senate Subcommittee Actions Show Support for Community Safety at Lake Oroville Facilities

Butte County is pleased to announce that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on Thursday, May 24, 2018, which includes specific language regarding the Lake Oroville Project Facilities. Read more in News and Announcements

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


New Financial Transparency Portal

Butte County has partnered with OpenGov Inc to provide online interactive tools to more easily view the County’s finances.Visit the new Financial Transparency Portal at www.buttecounty.net/finance


Oroville Dam Historical Documents

Historical documents for Oroville Dam provide a history and timeline of the relationship between Butte County and the Department of Water Resources relating to the Oroville Dam.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.

Dead Trees Become Fuel for Wildfire

Tiny insect creatures—bark beetles—and drought are a deadly combination. Together they are killing millions of trees, greatly increasing the risk of wildfire in California.

Do you have Bark Beetles?

Check out this information provided by readyforwildfire.org if you think bark beetles may be infesting trees on your property. Contact Dave Derby, Forester with CALFIRE / Butte County Fire at 530.872.6334 if you have questions or would like an evaluation for trees on your property.


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