Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.





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Visiting Rules


  • Visitors must be at least eighteen (18) years of age unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • A valid government picture identification (i.e., state operator's license, state identification card, military identification card, or passport) is needed to prove identity (Penal Code 4570.5).
  • Visiting periods start promptly at the times listed. Visitors must arrive twenty (20) to thirty (30) minutes early to allow for visitor registration and calling the inmate up to the visiting area.
  • Visiting time is forty-five (45) minutes on Saturday and Sunday. Any number of persons are allowed to visit but only one adult at a time may visit the inmate. It is the visitor's responsibility to divide the time between themselves.

The only items you are allowed to bring to the Jail Lobby between the hours of 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM:

  • Medication authorized and accepted by the Medical Unit.

Visitors with minor children are responsible for their behavior. Visitors may be asked to leave if they do not control their children's behavior.

Video and audio recording devices and the use of such are prohibited within the Butte County Sheriff's Office premises. Film and tapes may be confiscated.

Food and beverages are prohibited within the Visiting Center.

Persons entering upon the Butte County Sheriff's Office premises are subject to search of their person and their belongings. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Butte County Sheriff's Office premises (Penal Code 4573.5).

Firearms, deadly weapons, or explosives are prohibited on Butte County Sheriff's Office premises (Penal Code 4574).

Persons on active parole or having been released from incarceration within thirty (30) days are not allowed to visit.

Visitors must be properly attired. Visitors may be refused entry if wearing suggestive clothing, no shoes, no shirt, or scantily dressed.

Visitors will only communicate with inmates they have signed up to visit (Penal Code 4570).

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Phone: 530.538.7321

Jail: 530.538.7471

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 Locations & Hours

Sheriff's Office
5 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965

Chico Substation
479 E. Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

Magalia Substation
14166 Skyway
Magalia, CA 95954

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm

Records Division
M-Th - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Fri. - 9:00am to 1:00pm