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 Dog Services

Butte County has an estimated 50,000 dogs! That's a lot of dogs to keep track of. Butte County Animal Control has guidelines established to keep you and your dogs safe and healthy.


Third Grade Dog Bite Prevention

Knowing how to safely approach a dog and what to do if you are approached by a dog can prevent dog bite injuries. View the "Paws' Laws" Dog Bite Prevention video. To request an education packet for your school or third grade classroom, contact the Public Health Communications Manager. You may also download the Paws' Laws Poster.

Dog Licensing

Licenses are vital in helping us reunite you with your lost pet, and they make it easy to keep track of rabies vaccinations. Learn more about the importance of pet ID tags, microchips, licensing and collars. 

Report Barking Dogs

To file a barking complaint you must first determine whether you live in or outside a sphere of influence of unincorporated Butte County. Learn how to file a complaint and get tips on how to resolve the issue.


Report a Dog Bite

All animal bites from a dog (or cat) are required to be reported as part of Butte County’s Public Health and Rabies Prevention Programs. Learn the steps to take if you or someone you know has been bitten.

Dogs at Large

Pet ownership comes with responsibilities and requirements, including proper containment of your dog. If your dog gets loose, you may be issued citations depending on the nature of damage done by your dog.

Find a Clinic  License a Dog  Food Inspection Reports

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Butte County Animal Services
Phone: 530.552.3888
Fax: 530.538.6329

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 Locations and Hours AS - Right Pane

Butte County Animal Services
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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