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

Butte County Receives a Petition for a Referendum on the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2014, 3:30pm
Media Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.538.6182

Oroville, CA – Butte County officials announced that they have received a referendum petition to put the recently adopted Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance to the voters of Butte County. The required number of valid signatures for the petition to quality was 7,605. The County received 12,262.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 /Number of views (1103) /Categories: News and Announcements

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Lifts Burning Restrictions as of February 27, 2014

No Burning Permits Required Until May 1, 2014

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2013
Contact: Duty PIO 530.521.8265

Butte County – With the onset of recent rains and predicted cooler weather patterns, burning restrictions will be lifted as of Thursday, February 27th in the unincorporated areas of Butte County, with no burning permits required until May 1, 2014. While cooler temperatures will help diminish the threat of wildfire, residents are urged to use caution while conducting residential dooryard debris burns.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 /Number of views (1816) /Categories: News and Announcements