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 Dogs Running At Large
In unincorporated Butte County there is a leash law. Chapter 4 of Butte County Code defines the requirements of pet ownership in all unincorporated areas of Butte County. Dogs are not allowed to be off the owner’s property unless they are on a leash or under effective control of the owner or custodian.

Your dog is not allowed to be a nuisance to your neighbors. If you allow your dog to run loose and cause problems you can be issued citations and depending on the nature of damage done by your dog, you could end up in court.


Report a Dog at Large

Please visit the Report an Animal Issue page for reporting guidelines.

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Butte County Animal Services
Phone: 530.552.3888
Fax: 530.538.6329

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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

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