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.

News and Announcements

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. 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 /Number of views (2367) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County & Town of Paradise Officials release revised Paradise/Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan and a new East Oroville Evacuation Plan

Butte County and Town of Paradise officials have released a revised Town of Paradise & Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan.  The revised plan, dated 2017, includes evacuation zones covering the unincorporated lower Paradise area, and most recently the addition of an on-line web site to help resident’s “Find My Evacuation Zone.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 /Number of views (4304) /Categories: News and Announcements

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. 

Friday, May 25, 2018 /Number of views (3066) /Categories: News and Announcements

SimplyE All-in-One E-Reader App Now Available for Butte County Library Patrons

The Butte County Library now offers access to more than 130,000 e-Resources through a free app called SimplyE with just a Library Card Number and PIN.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 /Number of views (2575) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Launches Financial Transparency Portal

Online tools improve access to County financial information

Butte County has partnered with OpenGov to provide online interactive tools to view the County’s finances via a Financial Transparency Portal.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 /Number of views (2621) /Categories: News and Announcements