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.

The Department of Public Works is primarily responsible for the issuance of three different types of permits. The permits are listed below.  Click on a link to learn more about the process and fees associated with each permit.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Effective September 1, 2017 the fees for Encroachment and Utility Encroachment Permits have changed.  Please see the new rates below.

Encroachment Permits:                        $296.00

Utility Encroachment Permits:
          Application Processing Fee        $105.00
          Construction Inspection              $105.00/hour & $300 deposit  

The fax number has changed to: 530.645.1822.  Make sure you dial the entire fax number when you send us a fax to ensure proper routing.  Please update your records and utilize the new fax number.

  1. Encroachment Permits
  2. Transportation Permits
  3. Utility Permits
  4. Grading Permits

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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

Regular Hours
Monday - Sunday
Open 7:00am to 4:00pm

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

Christmas Eve: Open 7:00am to 12:00pm

 Contact Public Works

Butte County Public Works
Phone:    530.538.7681
Fax:        530.538.7171

Road Maintenance Division
Phone:    530.538.7606

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

Dennis Schmidt, Director

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