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.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020/Categories: News and Announcements

March 19th, 2020


Scientific evidence shows social distancing is one of the most effective approaches to slow the transmission of communicable disease. To that end, the County of Butte is adjusting its public facing operations of various departments. These changes will allow essential services to continue, while protecting the public. If you need to engage with these Departments, it is recommended you do so, remotely, with the correlating contact information. Butte County is committed to serving the community to the fullest extent possible while following recommendations for public safety.

The following shows a list of County Departments whose lobbies are closed as of March 18. Services at these sites are continuing with a combination of remote staff and on-site staff.

  • Administration: Operating as normal. 530.552.3300
  • Agricultural Commissioner: Operating as normal. 530.552.4100 or butteag@butteccounty.net
  • Auditor Controller: Operating as normal. 530.552.3600
  • Behavioral Health: Public lobbies are open at this time, but walk-in assessments are not available. Services (new and existing) can be requested via phone at 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810
  • Butte County Fire Department: Public lobby is open but they are limiting public access. 530.538.7111
  • Child Support Services: Public lobby is open as usual, although customers are encouraged that most needs can be met online or by phone. Customer service agents are available at 1.866.901.3212 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • District Attorney: Operating as normal. 530.538.7411
  • Employment and Social Services: Public lobby is open, but services can be accessed via online and via phone. Members of the public who must come into the office will be directed to phone banks within the lobby. Child Welfare and Adult Services remain operational for investigations. 877.410.8803
  • Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility: Operating as normal. 530.345.4917
  • Probation: Public lobby is open only for those with urgent business pending (generally Court related matters) that cannot otherwise be rescheduled or handled from a distance. Modified visitation is allowed at Juvenile Hall. 530.538.7661 for Oroville or 530.879.7555 for Chico
  • Sheriff-Coroner: Public lobby is open as usual. However, in an effort to comply with social distancing, appointments will be required. Such appointments can be made by calling the Records Unit at 530.538.7391, or email BCSOrecords@buttecounty.net.


    County owned and operated buildings that are currently closed:

  • Veterans Memorial Halls
  • Southside Community Center
  • Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley


This information will be updated periodically and posted to www.buttecounty.net




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