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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County Prepares for Rain, Wind, and the Potential for Heavy Snowfall in the Foothills

Residents are encouraged to prepare for active weather conditions Wednesday - Saturday


The National Weather Service (NWS) is projecting significant rain and wind for valley areas, and potentially heavy snow and wind gusts in foothill areas above 2,000 feet. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 /Number of views (12093) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Probation Expands Innovative Reentry Program

Male Community Reentry Program provides treatment and rehabilitation to reduce recidivism

The Butte County Board of Supervisors approved agreement amendments at its Feb. 13 meeting that enable the Butte County Probation Department to utilize State funds for two new probation officers and additional alcohol and drug treatment services to support the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP). 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 /Number of views (4680) /Categories: News and Announcements
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County Partners with CalOES and CalRecycle for Community Meeting for Residents Affected by the LaPorte and Cherokee Fires

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2017, 11:30 am

Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.518.3508 

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OROVILLE, CA – A community meeting for residents affected by the LaPorte and Cherokee Fires will be held Monday, October 30th from 7-9pm at the Bangor Community Center located at 7500 Oro Bangor Highway. Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire will have the opportunity to meet with staff from Butte County, CalRecycle, and CalOES to discuss the steps for recovering and rebuilding.

Information available will include property clean-up and disposal of hazardous material and fire debris, health and safety concerns during the clean-up process, permit process for rebuilding, and how to access additional resources.

Residents who are unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to visit the Butte County Fire Assistance Center (FAC) open Monday through Friday from 12-3pm, located at 7 County Center Drive in Oroville. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530.538.7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.

Friday, October 27, 2017 /Number of views (8305) /Categories: News and Announcements
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Department of Toxic Substances Control Begins Removing Household Hazardous Waste from Properties Burned by the Ponderosa Fire

Six Additional Properties from Wall Fire to be Included

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017, 11:40 am
Contact: Thomas Parker, (530) 588-8747
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Oroville, CA – Starting Tuesday, October 3, 2017, The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin removing household hazardous waste from 19 properties burned in the Ponderosa Fire and six properties burned in the Wall Fire. DTSC Teams from the State will be in the field with Butte County Environmental Health. The teams will visit burned properties to identify and remove household hazardous waste at no charge to the property owner.

Property owners from both fires who want to participate in the free program can still sign a right-of-entry form to grant the State access to remove household hazardous waste. Residents are encouraged to get the form turned in this week, while clean-up teams are in the affected area. Property owners should call Brenda Rightmyer with the Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council to get the right form and connect with the State teams. Brenda can be reached at, (530) 370-5302.

Removing household hazardous waste from burned home sites is an important step after a fire. Ash, charred debris, and other contaminated materials can be detrimental to health and may be hazardous waste. Once DTSC has completed household hazardous waste removal, they will provide certification to the property owner showing household hazardous waste has been properly identified and removed so they can safely begin cleaning up the remaining fire debris.

Property owners who do not participate in the program provided by the State must hire a hazardous waste specialist to identify and remove household hazardous waste from burned structures. The Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility will only accept fire debris from properties with a certificate showing household hazardous waste has been properly removed.

Monday, October 02, 2017 /Number of views (6305) /Categories: News and Announcements
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Butte County to Present at Feather Falls Community Meeting

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2017, 11:30 am
Contact: Lisa Almaguer, 530.966-1686
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OROVILLE, CA – A community meeting for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire will be held Thursday, September 21st from 6-8 pm at the Feather Falls Grange, located at 1834 Lumpkin Road. Butte County will present at the meeting, which is hosted by the Feather Falls Fire Safe Council. Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire will have the opportunity to meet with Butte County staff and community-based organizations to discuss the steps for recovering and rebuilding.

Information available will include property clean-up and disposal of hazardous material and fire debris, health and safety concerns during the clean-up process, property tax relief options, permit process for rebuilding, how to replace lost documents, and how to access additional resources.

Residents who are unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to visit the Butte County Fire Assistance Center (FAC) open Monday through Friday from 12-3 pm, located at 7 County Center Drive in Oroville. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530.538.7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 /Number of views (6053) /Categories: News and Announcements
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