Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The majority of 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

County to Host Tire Amnesty Day on Saturday, September 20, 2014

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2014
Contact: Steve Rodowich, 530.879.2352 or 530.693.1825

Oroville, CA - Butte County and the City of Oroville will once again take on the ongoing problem of illegally dumped waste tires. A “Tire Amnesty Day” will be held Saturday, September 20th at the Highway 70 Industrial Park, 4801 Feather River Blvd, in Oroville. This event will be open to all Butte County residents from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. (The free disposal event is limited to households only. Businesses that generate waste tires are not eligible for this free disposal event.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 /Number of views (118) /Categories: News and Announcements

Road Work Will Begin on Skyway Improvement Project

Work to Begin Monday, August 25th through Friday, September 26th

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2014
Contact: Public Works, 530.538.7681

The Butte County Department of Public Works announces that road work will begin on the Skyway Safety Improvement Project from Chico City Limits to Paradise Town Limits on Monday, August 25, 2014 through Friday, September 26, 2014, weather permitting. Work consists of pavement replacement, installation of driver feedback signs, installation of rumble stripes and pavement markings.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 /Number of views (413) /Categories: News and Announcements

BLM Announces Temporary Road Closure and Travel Delays in Butte County

Temporary closures will begin Monday, August 18 and will continue until October

Road improvement and bridge replacement projects on Bureau of Land Management public lands in Butte County will result in temporary road closures and travel delays on several roads beginning this month and continuing into winter. Visitors planning to travel on Doe Mill Road between Garland Road and Powellton Road in Butte County will be subject to delays and closures as construction gets underway on road improvements and a bridge replacement project beginning Monday August 1, 2014. 

Monday, August 18, 2014 /Number of views (383) /Categories: News and Announcements

Reporting Well Problems Due to the Drought

News Release
Contact: Dr. Christina Buck 538-4343

Oroville, CA – July 16, 2014. Butte County is receiving a number of calls regarding household wells in Durham, outskirts of Chico, and in foothill areas that are no longer producing water, or ‘going dry’. This occurs when the groundwater level falls below the level of the pump or the bottom of the well. The Butte County Department of Water and Resource Conservation would like to hear from people who are experiencing problems with their private household or agricultural production wells due to the drought. Although the County cannot solve individual well problems, documenting the problems helps in our drought assessment efforts and understanding groundwater basin conditions. Well problems could include wells that have ‘gone dry’ (are no longer producing water), wells that are producing water sporadically, wells with increased sand or sediment, or reduced water pressure. A voluntary online form is available for reporting problems, http://goo.gl/fTTtHk.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 /Number of views (995) /Categories: News and Announcements