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.
Stormwater Program


Butte County implements a stormwater program consistent with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit  (Order No. 2013-0001-DWQ) (Phase II Permit). Currently, Butte County's urbanized area adjacent to the City of Chico is covered by the Phase II Permit (View the NPDES Phase II (MS4) Area Map - Click here)

The purpose of the stormwater program is to prevent and reduce the discharge of pollutants from the County’s urbanized areas and protect the quality of our local waterways. For tips on specific actions you can take to help prevent stormwater pollution, visit the Residents and Businesses, Construction, and Post-Construction webpages linked to the right. 

Gavin Leiper, Program Coordinator

Phone: 530.538.7681
Fax: 530.538.7171


Questions or comments regarding the Stormwater Management Program can be directed to 


Residents and Businesses



Clean Water Partners

Report Illicit Discharges      




NPDES Stormwater Drain Identifying Markers:


The County's Stormwater Program uses the markers shown on the storm drains.  These markers are a reminder to protect Stormwater.  An example of the marker can be seen to the right.

 Related Links

 Web Link  Description
CA Phase II Storm Drain Lid Sizing Tool This is a web-based tool that assists stormwater practitioners in selecting and sizing LID BMPs that meet requirements set forth in California’s NPDES permit for stormwater discharges from small (Phase II) MS4s. Keep Chico Clean is a cooperative effort of the City of Chico and the Butte County Department of Public Works, Storm Water Management Programs (SWMP). The effort is designed to foster public awareness that the water in our gutters drains directly to our creeks; and to provide information on how to prevent runoff pollution of our local creeks and streams. Thank you for keeping our gutters clean!

State Water Resources Control Board   The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) was created by the Legislature in 1967. The joint authority of water allocation and water quality protection enables the State Water Board to provide comprehensive protection for California's waters.




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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

Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Joshua Pack, Director

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