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.

Lower My Value

Much of the Butte County real estate market experienced a decline in value in recent years.  Property values are now increasing in many areas. Property owners can find their assessed value using the Assessed Value Look-up.

Decline in Value

If you feel that your property value warrants review due to a decline in market value, you may file an Application for Appraisal Review with the Butte County Assessor's Office. Learn more about decline in market  value and steps you may take to lower your value.

Property Damage (Calamity)

Owners, who suffer damage to their property as the result of a calamity or disaster (such as accident, fire, earthquake, or flood) may be eligible for certain, limited forms of property tax relief under Revenue and Taxation Code Section 170 (R&T 170). Learn more about tax relief for damaged or destroyed property.

Transfer Between Family Members

Typically, transfers of real property are considered changes in ownership that require a reassessment to current market value. In some transfers between family members, however, statutory exclusions may apply.  Learn more about exclusions for transfers between family members.

Transfer of Base Year Value to Replacement Dwelling

Persons aged 55 and older or severely disabled persons of any age may transfer the Proposition 13 factored base year value of their principal residence to a residence acquired or built as its replacement under certain conditions. Learn more about transfer of base year value to replacement dwelling.


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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.

View full description of dates and deadlines.