Public Works
Welcome to the Butte County Department of Public Works, serving its residents since 1850. The Public Works Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, including over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs. Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on our website, please call our office for more personal service.
Improvement Standards

It is the purpose of these Improvement Standards to provide minimum standards to be applied to all site improvements, private and public works, as well as improvements to be installed within existing rights-of-way and easements. This is necessary in order to provide for coordinated development of required facilities to be used by and for the protection of the public. These standards shall apply to and regulate the design and preparation of plans for construction of streets, highways, alleys, drainage, sewerage, street lighting, water supply facilities, fire protection and related public improvements. (10-24-06 Res 06-149)

It is recognized that it is not humanly possible to anticipate all situations that may arise or to prescribe standards applicable to every situation. Therefore, any items or situation not included in these Improvement Standards shall be designed in accordance with accepted engineering practice, the Standard Specifications of the State of California Department of Transportation, and as specified by the Director of Public Works.

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Improvement Standards 2006 2/19/2020
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 Locations and Hours

Butte County Public Works
7 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965

Regular hours 7:30am to 4:00pm.  Closed all holidays.

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
1023 Neal Road
Paradise, CA 95969

Regular hours 7:00am to 4:00pm

Monday thru Sunday

New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day: Closed

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Butte County Public Works
Phone:    530.538.7681
Fax:        530.538.7171


Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility

Phone:    530.345.4917
Fax:        530.645.1820


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Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Joshua Pack, Director

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