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

Slurry Seal work will begin in the South Side Oroville and Thermalito Neighborhoods Beginning Monday, August 25, 2014

Work will begin Monday, August 25th through Friday, September 5, 2014

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2014
Contact: Butte County Public Works, 530.538.7681

The Butte County Department of Public Works announced that slurry seal work will begin in the South Side Oroville and Thermalito neighborhoods beginning Monday, August 25, 2014. Slurry Seal work is anticipated to be complete by Friday, September 5, 2014, weather permitting. Thermoplastic striping and pavement marking work will continue through the end of September. 

During the placement of the slurry seal, street closures and detours will be in effect. Work hours for the project are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The contractor will be providing written notice 72 hour ahead of time to the residents and businesses that are on the streets that are scheduled to be slurry sealed.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 /Number of views (184) /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 (214) /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 (183) /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 (799) /Categories: News and Announcements

Learn How to Save Water at Home and Receive a Free Water Conservation Kit

Residents Invited to Free Events on June 20th and 21st

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Casey Hatcher 530.538.6182
#SaveOurWater #ButteSavesWater
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Butte County – Residents are invited to attend free water conservation events throughout Butte County to learn tips for saving water at home. Free water conservation kits will be handed out to residents. Kits are provided by the local water districts in Chico, Oroville, and Paradise. Everyone that stops by an event will be entered, for free, to win a gift pack from Home Depot full of items to save water outdoors. 

Water Conservation Event Dates and Times

Friday, June 13, 2014 /Number of views (1696) /Categories: News and Announcements