Welcome to Butte County

Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. Many Butte County residents live in one of the five incorporated towns or cities: Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville or Paradise. Butte County government provides services to residents through 23 diverse departments. Services include elections, road maintenance, public safety, solid waste disposal, and health and human services to name a few.

Road Closure on Durham Dayton Highway at Railroad Crossing

Oroville, CA – Beginning Monday, March 23rd until Sunday, March 29th, the Union Pacific railroad crossing on Durham Dayton Highway will be closed to traffic. The road will be closed at the railroad crossing from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Traffic will be detoured around the closure by way of the Midway, Blossom Lane, and Jones Avenue. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra time for the detour. 

 The closure on Durham Dayton Highway is part of routine railroad maintenance being performed by Union Pacific Railroad. The maintenance will be performed on 11 railroad crossings in the Durham area during the week, but only the crossing at Durham Dayton Highway will require the road to be closed. Vehicles at the other railroad crossings on County roads will encounter traffic control, but no detour routes will be necessary. The following County roads will have traffic control at the railroad crossing and drivers should allow extra time to reach their destinations or use an alternate route:

  • Nelson – Shippee
  • Nelson Road
  • Esquon
  • Standford Lane

New Collection Areas in Butte County

Three collection areas, one hauler per area.

City services will remain unchanged.

Search the map to find your hauler.


Call 911 for Police, Fire or Medical emergencies.

Child Abuse
800.400.0902 or

24 Hour Domestic Violence Help
800.895.8476 or

Rape Crisis
800.656.4673 or

Elder Abuse

Children Mental Health Crisis
800.371.4373 or

Adult Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or