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 Community Corrections Partnership Hosts Spring Employment Fair on April 5, 2017

Offering Second Chance Employment and Education Opportunities for adults supervised by Butte County Probation, California State Parole, and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2017, 8;10 a.m.
Contact: Amy Asher, Butte County Probation, 530.879.7575

The Spring Butte County Employment Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Chico Masonic Lodge. This event is hosted by participating agencies within the Butte County Community Corrections Partnership, including the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Butte County Probation, Butte County Office of Education, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Alliance for Workforce Development, a partner agency with the County Department of Employment and Social Services. 

Dozens of local employers and various vocational education representatives will be on hand to provide information to hundreds of attendees/participants. Many employers will be hiring on the spot for open positions and seasonal work. 

If you would like more information about this event, or you are a local employer looking to participate in the upcoming employment fair, please contact Amy Asher at Butte County Probation or email at aasher@buttecounty.net.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 /Number of views (62) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Public Works OHV Grant Proposal Available for Review and Comment

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017, 8:00am
Contact: Dennis Schmidt, (530) 538.7681
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The Butte County Department of Public Works is partnering with the Plumas National Forest Service -Feather River Ranger District and the Butte County Resource Conservation District to apply for a two-phase Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant to develop additional OHV recreational trails in the Granite Basin area.   This area is widely known and valued for its quality OHV recreation opportunities, historical significance, and beauty.

Annual OHV grant funds are administered through the California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. Preliminary applications for the 2017 projects are available for review and comment beginning March 7th, 2017 at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/ . Public comments will be used to finalize the proposal application. Final applications are due to the OHMVR Division by May 1st, 2017.

If you have questions about the Butte County Public Works OHV Grant please contact Thad Walker, Butte County Resource Conservation District at thadwalker@buttecountyrcd.com or (530) 534-0112 ext.122 

Additionally, Public Works will be holding a public information meeting to take input and to hear suggestions from trail users and other interested parties.  The meeting date is Thursday, March 30th, 2017, from 6pm to 7pm, at 44 Bellarmine Court, in Chico, CA.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 /Number of views (339) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Office of Emergency Management Encourages Residents to Report Losses

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2017, 2:00 pm
Contact: Casey Hatcher, (530) 518.3508
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Oroville, CA - The Butte County Office of Emergency Management encourage Butte County residents and business owner to report damage to homes or businesses that was sustained in the recent storms. Individual assistance, in the form of disaster loans, may become available to residents or businesses in Butte County who sustained damage to home or businesses that are not insured by another source, such as homeowners or business insurance.

Please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (530) 538-7373 to report uninsured damages. Individual assistance programs may become available within Butte County if the reported damages meet specific Federal thresholds set by FEMA. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 /Number of views (541) /Categories: News and Announcements

State Board of Equalization Extends Deadline for Filing Property Tax Exemptions

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2017, 1:25 pm
Contact: Diane Brown 530.538.7721 
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Oroville, CA - The deadline for filing many property tax exemptions was February 15, 2017. Due to the mass evacuations of Butte, Sutter and Yuba Counties, the State Board of Equalization extended the deadlines. The new deadline for filing these exemptions is March 27, 2017. The exemptions affect churches, hospitals, non-profit organizations, disabled veterans and homeowners among others.

Friday, February 17, 2017 /Number of views (625) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Signs Proclamation of Local Emergency Caused by Recent Storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 17, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.

Contact: Casey Hatcher (530) 538-6182
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Oroville, CA – A Local Emergency caused by recent storms has been proclaimed for Butte County. The proclamation was executed by the County Chief Administrative Officer, Paul Hahn and the Board of Supervisors will consider an item during the Board Meeting on January 24, 2017 to ratify the proclamation. The County executed the proclamation in response to substantial damage caused to County roads from heavy rain and flooding, as well as heavy winds which caused downed trees.

Proclaiming a Local Emergency due to the recent storms allows the County to access more resources to better assist with costs to fix local roads and assist residents affected by rising water levels and flooding. The full level of assistance for County roads and local residents still remains to be determined. For now, the County is focused on assessing the damage to County roads, such as the lane erosion on Centerville Road and the shifting of a portion of Oro-Quincy Hwy above Brush Creek. The County is also assessing damages to local residents whose properties were damaged during the recent storms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 /Number of views (1443) /Categories: News and Announcements