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 Begins Property Damage Assessment After Storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014 – 10:45 a.m.
Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.518.3508 
Visit: ButteCounty.net, Follow @CountyofButte
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Oroville, CA – Butte County Department of Development Services began damage assessments this morning for properties with damage from the recent high wind and flooding due to heavy rain. Damage assessments are being conducted in the communities of Palermo and Nord. 

Development Services officials will go door-to-door to conduct damage assessments in areas with damage from the storm, but homeowners, renters, and business owners may also request a damage assessment by calling 530.538.7601. The Building Division can provide an unbiased, professional inspection of any damages to structures. Homeowners, renter, or business owners can also report property damage online at www.buttecounty.net/dds/damageassessment.

Friday, December 12, 2014 /Number of views (200) /Categories: News and Announcements

Heavy Wind Warning and Heavy Rain Begins Wednesday Evening

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2014 – 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Casey Hatcher 530.538.6182
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Oroville, CA - The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for portions of Northern and Central California, including Butte County. High winds and rain are expected to begin Wednesday evening and last through Thursday afternoon. Winds out of the south at 30 and 45 mph are expected with gusts up to 60 to 70 mph. Heavy rain is also expected between 2 to 5 inches throughout the County.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 /Number of views (228) /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 (2453) /Categories: News and Announcements