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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BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES SOFT OPENING OF OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT 25 COUNTY CENTER DRIVE


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June 15, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY ANNOUNCES SOFT OPENING OF OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT 25 COUNTY CENTER DRIVE

Oroville, Calif. — The Butte County office building located at 25 County Center Drive is now open to the public. As we carefully begin lifting restrictions and office closures, please use the front entrance on County Center Drive or the South Entrance, near the Treasurer Tax Collector’s Office. Other building entrances will remain locked at this time. Individual office hours vary, and Butte County Counsel’s office remains closed to the public. 

As we move forward, please practice social distancing and adhere to each office’s reopening guidelines. Please refer to the County website for updated information on office hours and closures. The following is a current list of offices located at 25 County Center Drive as well as their office hours and contact information: 

County Administration 
Hours: M – F, 8am – 5pm
Main Line: 530.552.3300

Assessor’s Office 
Hours: M – F, 9am – 1pm
General Inquiries: 530.552.3800
Change of Address Inquiries:  530.552.3804
Inquiries regarding business / personal property / boats & airplanes: 530.552.3810
Exemption Inquiries: 530.552.3758
Email: AssessorsOffice@ButteCounty.net 
Auditor – Controller’s Office 
Hours: M – F, 8am – 5pm 
Main Line: 530.552.3618
Email: dhepner@buttecounty.net

County Counsel’s Office 
Office remains closed to the public, however is staffed to provide assistance as needed.
Hours: M – F, 8am – 5pm 
Main Line: 530.552.4070
District Attorney’s Office  
Hours: M – F, 8am – 5pm
Main Office: 530.538.7411; DA@ButteCounty.net
Victim Assistance Bureau: 530.538.7340; VictimWitness@ButteCounty.net 
Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office 
Hours: M – F, 9am – 1pm
Property Tax Inquiries: 530.552.3720
Collections Inquiries: 530.552.3710
Treasurer Inquiries: 530.552.3730
Payment Options: www.buttecounty.net/treasurertaxcollector; or 
Property tax payments (check and money order) can be placed in the drop box located outside the South entrance of the building.
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Monday, June 15, 2020 /Number of views (340) /Categories: News and Announcements
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BUTTE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES PAVING OF GRUBBS ROAD

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June 15, 2020


BUTTE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES PAVING OF GRUBBS ROAD

Oroville, Calif. --Butte County Public Works has scheduled work crews to perform paving maintenance operations on Grubbs Road, in Oroville.  Access to the road will be open, with a possibility of delays with traffic control. Work includes pothole repairs and applying a thin lift overlay to improve drivability, repair damaged portions of roadway, and seal the roadway from moisture to prevent pothole formation.
Times for application will vary daily, but will generally start during times of low traffic volumes, on June 15, 2020 – June 26, 2020 from 8:00am to 3:00pm.  Roads will be open, but will have traffic control in place. Motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.   All work is being performed in strict conformance with State and Local COVID-19 social distancing rules and hand sanitization guidelines, with the goal of keeping our critical infrastructure repairs moving forward. 
The Butte County Public Works Department has been serving its residents since 1850, providing cost effective roadway maintenance services.  The Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs.  
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Monday, June 15, 2020 /Number of views (306) /Categories: News and Announcements
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BUTTE COUNTY CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Butte County’s Chief Administrative Officer, Shari McCracken, announced she will retire from Butte County on October 1, 2020, after nearly 16 years of service to the County and its residents. McCracken joined Butte County in 2005 as a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. McCracken was appointed interim Chief Administrative Officer in November of 2017 after the retirement of former Chief Administrative Officer, Paul Hahn. In April of 2018, Shari become the County’s permanent Chief Administrative Officer. During her tenure, McCracken has managed a variety of countywide projects that significantly enhanced the organization, collaborated with local partners to address regional challenges, and has led the County through numerous disasters, including the Camp Fire and the COVID-19 pandemic. McCracken’s leadership has been instrumental in building collaborative relationships with our legislative representatives and local jurisdictions while strongly advocating for the County and its residents. 

"Shari really stepped up when she took on the position of Chief Administrative Officer, and she’s faced significant challenges the last few years” said Steve Lambert, Board of Supervisors Chairman. “While Shari was set to retire, she agreed to stay on to provide leadership the organization greatly needed. She has given a lot to this community, and has done so happily. She will be missed and we wish her nothing but the best in her retirement.” 

“I have been so fortunate to work for Butte County, and appreciate the support of the Board over the years. The County has an amazing team of leaders in its Department Heads, and passionate and loyal staff that support them, so I leave knowing the County is in good hands as I head off to enjoy family and travel,” said McCracken. 

An expansive recruitment to find McCracken’s replacement started on June 2, with an anticipated appointment announced sometime in August.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020 /Number of views (369) /Categories: News and Announcements
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BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY ANNOUNCES CURBSIDE SERVICES

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May 21, 2020
 


BUTTE COUNTY LIBRARY ANNOUNCES CURBSIDE SERVICES
Butte County, Calif.—Butte County Library is now offering curbside services at most library branch locations. Library staff members are currently working through a backlog of reservations, and will be prepared to begin accepting new reservations on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 
Butte County residents will be able to reserve items by phone at 530.552.5652, by e-mail, or online through their library card. Patrons will be contacted to pick-up their reserved items using a curbside holds pickup service. All library branch locations are accepting returns. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person library services remain suspended until further notice; however, Butte County Library e-resources are available 24/7. Register for a library e-card to access the online library. Butte County Library staff members are available by phone at 530.552.5652, Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM. 
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Thursday, May 21, 2020 /Number of views (698) /Categories: News and Announcements
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BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A ROAD DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON POWELLTON ROAD

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May 20, 2020

BUTTE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A ROAD DRAINAGE AND WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON POWELLTON ROAD

Butte County, Ca—Butte County is planning the start of construction on a Road Drainage and Water Quality Improvement project on Powellton Road, near the community of Lovelock.   Powellton Road is a remote, native surfaced roadway near the headwaters of Little Butte Creek.  Little Butte Creek is an important fish bearing stream, and is tributary to Paradise Lake and Magalia Reservoir, both of which provide drinking water for much of the upper ridge.
This project will improve water quality during inclement weather on a 3.5 mile long section of this native surfaced roadway.  The planned work includes, traffic control, grading, and installation of road drainage structures, road shaping, aggregate resurfacing and erosion control.  The goal is this project is to bring the roadway up to current best practices for native surface roadways, to reduce the amount of sediment transported off site, improving water quality, and reduce the amount of annual maintenance required.
The contract has been awarded to Lamon Construction Company, in the amount of $209,888.65.  This project is partially funded by a Regional Water Quality Control Board grant, to help improve water quality.
Work is scheduled to begin on May 26, 2020, with a planned completion date of August 31, 2020. These dates may change due to inclement weather.  One way traffic control will be in place through the duration of the project motorists are reminded to drive safely.
All work is being performed in strict conformance with State and Local COVID-19 social distancing rules and hand sanitization guidelines, with the goal of keeping the County’s critical infrastructure projects moving forward. 

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