Assessor

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.

Exemptions & Exclusions

Exemptions

Certain properties, or portions thereof, are exempt from taxation under the California Constitution. View the California State Board of Equalization video presentation on property tax exemptions.

The most common exemptions are:

  • Homeowner's Exemption
  • Religious Exemption
  • Welfare Institutions Exemption
  • Veteran's Exemption

Learn more about exemptions and access exemption forms.

Exclusions

The Assessor is required to assess property at its current market value when a change in ownership occurs, which usually results in an increase in property taxes. There are, however, some changes in ownership that are specifically excluded from reassessment. The most common exclusions are:

  • Parent and Child Exclusion
  • Builder's Exclusion
  • Senior Citizen's Exclusion

Learn more about exclusions and access exclusion forms.

Calamity Relief

If a property is damaged or destroyed by a major calamity under circumstances beyond the owner's control, such as fire, flood or earthquake, it may be eligible for property tax relief. The loss in value must exceed $10,000 to qualify.  

Learn more about Calamity Relief and how to file a claim.

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 Contact Assessor

Butte County Assessor
Main Office
Phone:    530.538.7721
Fax:        530.538.7991
assessorsoffice@buttecounty.net

Chico Branch
Phone:    530.891.2718
Fax:        530.895.6609

Paradise Branch
Phone:    530.872.6317
Fax:        530.872.6312

 Location and Hours

Assessor
25 County Center Drive,
Suite 100
Oroville, CA 95965

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

Chico Branch
196 Memorial Way
Chico, CA 95928

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Paradise Branch
747 Elliott Road
Paradise, CA 95969

Office Hours:
Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday to Friday
By Appointment
8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

 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.

View full description of dates and deadlines.

 Lower My Taxes

Property Damage (calamity) 

Reduced assessment

Transfer between family 

Transfer of base year value to replacement dwelling

Assessment review

Assessment appeal