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.
Outdoor Festival Permit

Application Timeline and Process

The application and approval process for an Outdoor Festival is a multi-step process that requires 90 days to complete.

Application for license and fees

90 days or more prior to the planned event:

Environmental review

Upon receipt of the application:

  • The Tax Collector will forward the application to the Planning Division of the Development Services Department.
  • The Planning Division will review the application to determine whether it is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act as a minor temporary use of land. 
  • If a determination is made that the event is not exempt, Tax Collector shall deny application. 
  • If a determination is made that the event is exempt, application processing shall continue.

Timeline for Public Hearing, Investigation and Reports

The Tax Collector shall request the Board of Supervisors to set a time and date for a public hearing. Between 30-60 days after receiving the request for a public hearing, the Clerk of the Board shall set a date for the public hearing.

At least 10 days prior to the public hearing: 

  • The Clerk of the Board shall notify the applicant that a public hearing has been scheduled.​​​​
  • The Clerk of the Board shall publish a notice of the public hearing.
  • The Clerk of the Board shall notify the applicant that a public hearing has been scheduled.
  • The Clerk of the Board shall notify area neighbors of the date of the public hearing
  • The Clerk of the Board shall notify the following departments/agencies of the date of the public hearing:​​  Sheriff, Fire, CHP,  Public Health, Development Services,  and Air Quality Control.

Prior to the time set for the hearing:

  • The departments listed above shall investigate the matter and report to the Board of Supervisors no later than the time set for the hearing.


On the public hearing date:

  • The Board shall consider documentary and testimonial evidence before granting a license. The Board may also impose conditions and security to guarantee that conditions will be met.

Issuance of License

The Tax Collector shall collect a license fee of $150 per day for each day the festival is schedule and shall issue a license to the applicant for the specific location and days for which the festival is authorized. Note: Non-profit organizations shall be exempt from paying this fee, per Butte County Code Section 12-30.

Exemption from Application and Fee Payments

Non-profit organizations shall be exempt from paying the application and license fees provided for in this code section provided.

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 Contact Treasurer

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Property Tax Division

Central Collections Division

Treasury Division

 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

  • The 2016-2017 Unsecured Property tax bills will be mailed the last week of July. The taxes are due by August 31st.
  • Results from the June 2016 Auction of Tax-Defaulted Properties have been posted, including a list of excess proceeds from the sale. Read more.
  • The State of California has reinstated the Property Tax Postponement Program and will be accepting applications beginning October 1st. Read more.