Our staff is committed to the fair and equitable assessment of all property in Butte County. We strive to provide prompt, personal, and professional attention to all whom we serve. 
Our mission is to create equitable, timely and accurate property tax assessments to fund public services. We strive to be a source of accurate and timely property information for local government and the community.


Inter-spousal Transfers 

Transfers of property between husband and wife do not cause a reappraisal. This includes transfers due to divorce decrees or a death of a spouse.

Parent/Child Transfers

The transfer of property between parents and children and some transfers between grandparents and grandchildren may be excluded from reappraisal for property tax purposes. The principal place of residence and up to a maximum of $1,000,000 in assessed value of any other property may be transferred by each parent or child without reappraisal. An exclusion form must be filed timely to qualify. 

Builder's Exclusion

New construction may be excluded from a supplemental assessment. The property must be for sale and unoccupied, and the builder must file a claim form with the Assessor's office prior to or within 30 days from the start of construction. If the exclusion is granted, the new construction will not be appraised until the following lien date, unless it is sold, rented or occupied before then.

Exclusion for Seniors and Disabled 

The replacement property tax relief allows qualifying owners to transfer the assessed value of an original property to a replacement property. Both properties must be located within Butte County. Qualified owners include:

  • Homeowners who are 55 years of age or older and whose replacement residence is of equal or lesser value than their original residence. The replacement residence must be purchased or newly constructed within 2 years before or after the sale of the original dwelling. This is a one-time exclusion.
  • Homeowners who are severely and permanently disabled if the disability necessitates a move to the replacement residence.
  • Owners of property taken by government action or eminent domain proceedings, if the replacement property is comparable.


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 Contact Assessor

Butte County Assessor
Phone: 530.552.3800
Fax: 530.538.7991

 Location and Hours

25 County Center Drive,
Suite 100
Oroville, CA 95965

Normal Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm
Holidays Excluded

Chico Branch
196 Memorial Way
Chico, CA 95926

Paradise Branch
747 Elliot Road
Paradise, CA 95969

Branch Office Hours: By Appointment Only

 Dates & Deadlines

January 1st - Lien Date.
February 15th - Deadline to file exemption claims. 
April 1st - Due date for business and agricultural property statements.
April 10th - Last Day to pay second installment of secured property taxes.
July 2nd - November 30th - Period for filing application for assessment appeal.
August 31st - Last Day to pay unsecured taxes.
December 10th - Last day to pay first installment of secured property taxes. 

All deadlines (appeals, exemptions, bill due dates) that fall on a weekend extend to the next workday.

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