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.


Download applications for Encroachment, Utility, and Transportation Permits, Schedule an inspection.


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

Road Closures

Check out road closures for the latest status on road conditions, closures, and restrictions. View Snow Removal Policy in Butte County.

Report Issues

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

New Waste Collection Areas in Butte County

The County is now divided into three collection areas with one hauler exclusively serving each area. You will get a new hauler only if the hauler designated for your area is different than your current service provider. 

So, what do I do?

Very little. If you get a new hauler, they will contact you about any change in your pick-up day. Your new hauler will drop off new carts and take your old ones at some point in the next six months. Your new hauler will continue to collect your waste and recycling regardless of the carts your have until they are able to switch them out for new carts. Find your hauler by searching the map.


3/12/2015 - IMPORTANT: Permit System Maintenance - Please note that our primary permit system is will be unavailable for maintenance all day Monday March 16, 2015.  This affects Encroachment and Grading Permits in our department.  We will do our best to accommodate your needs during that time.  Utility and Transportation permits are NOT affected and will be available for intake.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 530.538.7681.

3/2/2015 - OHV Trail Maintenance - Starting 3/3/2015, the 2014-2015 Butte County OHV grant applications are available for public review.  For more information, see OHV Trail Maintenance page.

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

Apply for Permits  Projects  Road Closure

Report Issues  GIS Maps  

 Contact Public Works

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

Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Mike Crump, Director

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