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.

Butte County COVID-19

The County of Butte has adjusted its public facing operations of various departments. See this comprehensive list of Departments who have modified their services and continue to provide remote access.  
Butte County is committed to serving the community to the fullest extent possible while following recommendations for public safety. 

Butte County COVID-19 information is available at 


North Complex Recovery Information

North Complex Recovery Information is available at 


Butte County Stabilization Program

Businesses and Community Organizations throughout Butte County face extreme challenges as a result of the impacts of COVID-19. In an effort to ease these challenges and assist in the stabilization of our local economy, the Butte County Board of Supervisors approved the Butte County Stabilization Program on August 11, 2020, allocating $6.1 million towards grants for for-profit businesses of 10 or fewer employees and non-profit community organizations. Please see the following for eligibility and application information: 

Butte Non-Profit Stabilization Program (Non-Profit Community Organizations)

Butte County is pleased to announce that the Non-Profit Stabilization Program was a huge success.  62 applications were received from local non-profit organizations seeking financial assistance totaling over 3.2 million dollars in requests.  Utilizing a lottery system, the following local Non-Profit organizations were successfully funded:

The Salvation Army Chico Corp Community- $99,999.00
African American Family and Cultural Center- $95,000.00
Help Central Inc.- $94,308.00
Chico Velo- $90,000.00
Butte County Local Food Network- $81,800.00
Northern California Community Development Corp.- $64,000.00
Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County- $60,000.00
Friends of the Chico Community Ballet, Inc.- $56,172.50
Chico Area Council on Aging DBA Chico Meals- $50,000.00
NorCal Housing Partners Inc.- $50,000.00
NorCal Mavericks Athletic Development-$50,000.00
Center for Spiritual Living, Chico- $40,681.00
Catalyst Services- $35,200.00
Caring Choices- $34,290.00
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU Chico- $29,333.50
Home and Heart- $25,442.00
Chico Youth Soccer League (CYSL)- $25,000.00
Chico Oaks Preschool- $20,000
Lyme Center-$20,000.00
PosAbilities, Inc- $18,991.00
Hope Academy- $16,120.00
Paradise Performing Arts Center-$15,053.00
Bangor Hall- $15,000.00
Chico History Museum- $8,610.00
Artist of River Town-$5,000.00

TOTAL: 1,100,000.00

Butte Business Stabilization Program (For-Profit Businesses)

More information is available at ButteBusinessResourceHub.org



Emergency Mass Notification 

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Emergency Mass Notification

Contact the Butte County Sheriff's Office, infosheriff@buttecounty.net if you have trouble registering your address for notifications.

Preparing for Evacuation - Stay Prepared

Plan for Animal Evacuation

Before any type of emergency occurs, have a plan in place for evacuation of your animals. Research possible locations for you and your pets to go and keep an updated list of friends who live outside of the area that might be able to care for your animals.

Build a Go Bag!

A Go Bag contains items that should sustain you for 72 hours in the event of emergency or evacuation. Every member of your family should have their own Go Bag. Store your Go Bag where you feel it is most accessible if you have to leave your home or work with very short notice. Learn which items to include in your Go Bag and how to maintain your bag.

Make a Family Communication Plan Tonight

Family Communication Plan

Being prepared for an emergency is always a good idea. Today, it is especially important. Your family may not be together if an the Evacuation Warning is upgraded to an Immediate Evacuation Order, so it is important to think develop a Family Community Plan. Use these resources from FEMA.


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

Mental Health Crisis
800.334.6622 or

Victim/Witness Program
530.538.7340 or