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.

Oroville Dam Historical Documents

Historical documents for Oroville Dam provide a history and timeline of the relationship between Butte County and the Department of Water Resources relating to the Oroville Dam.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 Visit the Historical Documents page for a full list of documents.

Let's Talk Cannabis

Let's Talk CannabisThe Butte County Public Health Department is committed to providing you with the facts you need to make safe and informed choices about cannabis. By sharing science-based information, BCPHD is working to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds and health. Visit the Let's Talk Cannabis webpages to learn more about:

Butte County Public Health Awarded National AccreditationPHAB seal of accreditation

Joining the ranks of only 5% of health departments in the nation to receive accreditation, Butte County Public Health proudly announces that they have achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). They are the tenth county health department in California and one of fewer than 200 nationally that has achieved accreditation through PHAB. This milestone accomplishment is official recognition that Butte County Public Health meets or exceeds the rigorous standards established by PHAB, ensuring that the programs and services provided are as responsive as possible to meet the needs of our community.



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