Public Works
Our Mission: To accomplish the maintenance of County  roads and bridges, the managing of the Land Development, Solid Waste and Fleet Services divisions as well as County Service Areas, County Surveyor, Storm Water Management, and Butte Meadows Recreation Grant Program in an honest, ethical, forthright and respectful manner in keeping with the goals of the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the laws and regulations governing these activities.


Road Closures

Download applications for Encroachment, Utility, and Transportation Permits, etc.            Check out road closures for the latest status on road conditions, closures, and restrictions.  View Snow Removal Policy in Butte County.


Report Issues

Looking for ways to do business with Public Works? Projects for bid, Request for Proposals/Quotes, etc.

Report Issues online to Public Works (i.e. road and bridge related issues, illegal dumping, etc.)

GIS Maps


Online interative GIS Maps (i.e. benchmarks, FEMA flood zones, County Maintained Roads, etc.

See what other people are asking in the Frequently Asked Questions section.


1/23/2015 - Are you registered to bid Public Works with the Department of Industrial Relations?
If not, you will no longer be allowed to be listed on a bid if you are not registered. Get registered with the Department of Industrial Relations at

12/11/2014 - Snow Plow PolicyIf you are traveling through areas that may receive snow, read up on the Snow Plow Policy. Be careful out there driving.  See Road Closures for more details.  

8/13/2014 - Delays, Closures will affect Butte County road during Improvement Projects
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Related Interests and Publications

  • Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) - Butte County’s General Plan 2030 addresses Butte County’s commitment to protection, enhancement, utilization and management of natural resources; the importance of agricultural enterprises, and the need for parks and recreation opportunities. The Board of Supervisors established the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) to facilitate public involvement and assist the County in its quest to meet these guiding principles of the Butte General Plan 2030 as it pertains to use of public lands.
  • Butte Creek Bridge Replacement - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Redding Field Office is proposing to replace the single lane Butte Creek Bridge with a new bridge funded by BLM’s deferred maintenance program.
  • OHV Trail Maintenance - On March 3, 2014, the Butte County Department of Public Works submitted a preliminary application for grant funds from the California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program to provide OHV trail maintenance on 48 miles of Maintenance Level 2 Roads in the Plumas National Forest and 32.6 miles of the County-maintained Concow and French Creek Roads. The proposed Work would consist of maintaining road trails, clearing downed trees, brushing, assuring adequate drainage, repairing and replacing signs, and installing and maintaining barriers to restrict travel off designated routes. Removing trash and debris, clearing fire rings, and maintaining toilets and other facilities is also proposed at the Rogers Cow, Milsap Bar and Little North Fork OHV Camps. Maintenance activities on the Plumas National Forest ML 2 roads would be performed by the Civilian Conservation Corps or other qualified third party contractors and volunteers from local OHV clubs. Maintenance activities on the County-maintained Concow and French Creek Roads would be performed by County road crews and volunteers from local OHV clubs. All work would be supervised by a Project Coordinator from the Butte County Resource Conservation District.

    The application may be viewed by directing your browser to and selecting “Preliminary Review Application” on the lower left of the screen. A 30 day public review and comment period begins Tuesday, March 4, 2014, and ends Monday, April 7, 2014. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to the preliminary application submitted to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the 2013/14 grant cycle. Public comments should be submitted to both the applicant and the OHMVR Division by emailing the contact person listed on the preliminary application and copying the OHVMR Division at

    The California State Parks Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division will post Application Results - Intent to Award at the above website on June 2, 2014, followed by a 30 day appeal period from June 3 to July 2, 2014. On July 3, 2014 final awards will be posted on the website upon resolution of any appeals.

    Please contact the Department of Public Works at 530.538.7681 with any comments or questions.

Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for Neal Road Bike Lane Project - Butte County (County) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) propose to install Class II Bike Lanes and interim Share the Road Bike Routes along approximately 7.5 miles of Neal Road from Oro-Chico Hwy to Bayleaf Road, at the southwestern border of the Paradise town limits. The first phase of the project will receive federal funding as Federal Project No. RPSTLE-5912(090).  Download and view documents for more details:

  1. Draft Initial Study/Proposed MND
  2. Notice of Completion and Environmental Document Transmittal
  3. Appendix A - Natural Environment Study
  4. Appendix B - Biological Assessment
  5. Appendix C - Biological Opinion
  6. Appendix D - Wetland Delineation

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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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 Locations and Hours

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

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:00pm
Excludes Holidays

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

Monday - Sunday
7:00am to 4:00pm
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Mike Crump, Director

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