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.

Green Awareness Ribbon

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The mental health of our community is essential to the continued well-being and vitality of our families, businesses, and communities. Public awareness about mental illnesses can help change negative attitudes and reduce stigma toward people with mental illnesses. Those individual with mental health conditions can recover and lead full, productive lives with effective treatment. Wear a green ribbon in support of mental health awareness because Each Mind Matters. Visit the Butte County Behavioral Health webpage for information on programs and services.


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