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

Butte County’s Unofficial Election Results Indicate Measure A is Approved

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2014
Contact: Tim Snellings, 530.538.6821

Oroville, CA – The Butte County Clerk-Recorder released unofficial election results for the 2014 election online at ButteVotes.net. Results indicate Measure A was approved by a majority of Butte County voters. Measure A was a referendum on a previously adopted Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance.

Approval of Measure A means the voters approved Ordinance 4075, which amends the County’s Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana (Chapter 34A). The County will begin enforcing the ordinance 30 days after the vote is declared by the Board of Supervisors. The Board may consider an item to declare the vote on December 9, 2014 after the vote is certified by the Butte County Clerk-Recorder.

Thursday, November 06, 2014 /Number of views (444) /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 (1314) /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 (2006) /Categories: News and Announcements