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 in Butte County

Extremely hot weather can cause illness in people and pets. The best way for residents to avoid experiencing a heat related illness is to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed. Take steps to protect yourself, your family and your community from the dangers of extreme heat. Learn more about extreme heat in Butte County.

Cooling Centers

Residents should stay cool by staying indoors. If you don't have air conditioning, you can visit public places with air conditioning, such as: Butte County Libraries and shopping malls. 

Learn about PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

PG&E created a website to help residents learn about Public Safety Power Shutoff. Visit the website to learn more and update your contact information to receive notices when power is shutoff.

Visit PrepareforPowerdown.com to learn how to prepare for a Public Safety Power Shutoff in your area.




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