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.
Permanent Road Division

County policy will no longer allow new subdivisions to construct privately maintained roads unless they are formed as a privately maintained gated community and maintained by a Home Owners Association (HOA), Road Maintenance Association (RMA) or other means acceptable to the Planning Commission or the Board of Supervisors. The formation of a PRD zone must be completed prior to the recordation of the final map. Under this policy, all new subdivision public roads would be maintained through a Permanent Road Division (PRD) Zone of Benefit, CSA or other Board approved Benefit Assessment District. The PRD zone would establish a mandatory road maintenance fund beginning at year 1 to be used solely to maintain the roads and associated appurtenances within the subdivision.

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Description Updated Size  Download
Ordinance Amending Chapter 20 to include PRDs 4/06/2007 105 KB  .pdf
Sample Assessment with lighting example (MS Excel required) 8/27/2007 60 KB  .xls
Sample of completed engineer's report  8/27/2007 57 KB  .pdf 
Application packet to form zone of benefit within the BC PRD 10/27/2009 59 KB  .pdf
Application Petition to form a PRD Zone 4/27/2007 59 KB  .pdf
PRD Zone - First Year Budget Worksheet (MS Excel required) 8/27/2007

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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

 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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7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Joshua Pack, Director

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