Office of Emergency Management
During disasters or large scale incidents the Butte County OEM coordinates the overall response through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). When activated, the EOC provides a central location for responding and supporting agencies to collaborate response and recovery efforts in order to effectively and efficiently provide information and deploy resources. In non disaster times the Butte County OEM supports and coordinates disaster planning, community preparedness, mitigation, and training.
Locations for Sandbags, Bulk Sand, and Empty Bags

Butte County

  • Butte County Fire Station 41 - Nord
    13871 CA-99
  • Butte County Fire Station 72 - Palermo
    2290 Palermo Road
    The fire stations listed above have sand available. Bags may be available in limited quantities. Please take only what you need. Please bring a shovel to fill your bags.


  • City of Chico (Municipal Services Center maintenance yard)
    901 Fir Street
    Sand available, please bring your own bags, which be purchased at landscape supply yard, hardware stores, and large retail chains.
  • 711 Materials
    527 Roney Trail
    bulk sand only
  • Collier Hardware
    105 Broadway Street
    bags only
  • Home Depot
    2580 Notre Dame Blvd.
    60 lb bag of sand and burlap bags
  • Meek's Lumber
    1100 E 20th Street
    empty plastic bags only
  • Northern Star Mills
    510 Esplanade
    empty burlap bags and plastic bags only
  • Pacific Supply
    3505 Hicks Lane
    bulk sand only
  • Payless Building Supply
    2600 Notre Dame Blvd
    empty plastic bags only
  • PRO Aggregate
    3668 Hicks Lane
    sand in bags, bulk sand, and empty plastic bags
  • Sutherland Landscaping
    2720 Highway 32
    empty bags and bulk sand
  • Wilbur's Feed & Seed
    139 Meyers Street
    empty plastic bags only


  • Public Works Yard
    G Street at 10th Street




  • City of Oroville
    1275 Mitchell Ave
    Sand and bags will be available starting mid-November throughout the rainy season.
    Available Monday to Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Sand and bags may be made available after hours and on the weekends during heavy rain events.
  • Better Deal Exchange
    1845 Mitchell Avenue
    50 lb. bag of sand and empty bags of plastic mesh sold in packs of 25 or individually.
  • Del Mar Rental and Landscape Supply
    3312 Oro Bangor Highway
    Bulk sand and sandbags (poly bags) available for purchase. Regular hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call 530.534.7053 on weekends to leave a message and schedule a pick up.
  • Home Depot
    2150 3rd Street
    20 lb. bags of sand, empty bags, and bulk sand.

 Contact OEM

Butte County OEM
Phone:    530.552.3333
Fax:        530.538.7120


 Location and Hours

Butte County OEM
25 County Center Drive,
Suite 213
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays