Treasurer-Tax Collector
The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department operates three divisions - Treasury, Property Tax, and Central Collections. While the activities of each division are unique, the primary purpose of the department as a whole is to collect revenue owed to the County, cities, special districts, school districts, and the court system. The department is committed to providing excellent customer service and assuring effective utilization of the public’s tax dollars through a program of performance measurement and management.
Business Licenses and Permits

The County of Butte only requires business licenses or permits for the following activities within the unincorporated area. Depending on the type of business, if you operate out of your home you may also need a Home Occupation Permit.

Type of Business License or Permit

 Application

Application Fee

License or Permit Fee

Frequency

Auto Dismantler

$5.00

$38.00

Per Quarter

Bingo

Application

N/A

$50.00

Per Year

Bowling Alley Application  N/A $15.00 Per Quarter

Cardroom (one table)

Application

N/A

$500.00

Per Year

Carnival or Circus

 

N/A

$100.00

Per Day

Clairvoyant or Medium‚Äč Application N/A $250.00 Per Quarter

Dance Permit

 Application

N/A

$2.50/$5.00/$15.00

Per Day/Month/Quarter

Fair

 

N/A

$100.00

Per Day

Junk Collector/Dealer

Application 

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Outdoor Festival
(90-day approval period)

 Application 
Application Timeline and Process

$100.00
$300.00

$150.00

Per Day
Environmental Review

Pawnbroker

 Application

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Peddler

 Application

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Pool Room

Application 

$15.00

$15.00

Per Quarter

Skating Rink

 Application

N/A

$2.50/$5.00/$15.00

Per Day/Month/Quarter

Solicitor

 Application

$5.00

N/A

Sound Truck

 Application

N/A

$2.50

Per Year

Theater

 Application

N/A

$100.00

Per Year

Used Goods Dealer

Application 

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Other Business License Resources

If you are planning to operate your business within the city limits of Chico, Gridley, Paradise, or Oroville, each jurisdiction has specific requirements. Read more

Make Payment    View and Print Tax Bill

 Contact Treasurer

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Property Tax Division
530.538.7701
taxes@buttecounty.net

Central Collections Division
530.538.7362
collections@buttecounty.net

Treasury Division
530.538.7576
treasury@buttecounty.net

 Locations & Hours

25 County Center Drive
Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

Map of County Complex

Office Hours
Monday  - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

 News & Announcements

If you haven't paid your 2014-15  secured property taxes yet, be sure to do so by 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2015. On July 1, unpaid property taxes will convert to a "defaulted" status and begin to accrue interest at a rate of 1.5 percent per month. More about payment options.

Claims for excess proceeds from the June 2014 property tax auction are currently being accepted. Read more.