Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health Wastewater Program

California Water Code was amended in 2012 to establish a statewide, approach for the regulation and management of On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), commonly known as septic systems. Environmental Health is the local permitting authority that ensures compliance with all applicable state and local regulatory requirements for the installation and repair of OWTS. Learn more, view the Butte County Wastewater Ordinance.

Applications may be submitted via this email

Wastewater Manual

Local Agency Management Program  - Onsite Wastewater Ordinance and Manual 

Septic System Maintenance & Care Brochure

Certified Professionals

Septage Pumpers
Installers List
Designers List
OM&M Specialists

New Development Information

Applicant Information Guide
Installer Information Guide
Importance of Parcel Review

System Repair Information

Repair Policy & Procedure

Application Forms and Supporting Documents

Site Evaluation Application (New Development)
Construction Permit Application (New, Repair, Replacement, Expansion, Destruction)
Standard Gravity System Design Form (New, Repair, Replacement, Expansion) 

Camp Fire Septic System Inspection Report 

North Complex Fire Septic System Inspection Report

Pressure Distribution & Supplemental Treatment System Design Form (Alternative Systems) 

As-Built Report (New, Repair, Replacement, Expansion)
Declaration of Septic Tank Destruction Form (Destruction)
Operating Permit Application (Alternative Systems)
Access, Inspection, and Permitting Notification (AIPN) Form (Alternative Systems)
Large Parcel Deed Restriction Form (Second-Dwelling Requirement)
Service Request Form (Building Clearances and Water Samples)
Agent Authorization Form

Sewage Dump Site Authorization Form

Designer Exam

Installer Exam

Forms  E-TRAKIT  Food Inspection Reports

Make a Payment

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Butte County Environmental Health
Phone: 530.552.3880
TTY: 530.538.6588
Fax: 530.538.5339

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Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

Public Health Leadership Team