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.

Oroville Dam Historical Documents

Historical documents for Oroville Dam provide a history and timeline of the relationship between Butte County and the Department of Water Resources relating to the Oroville Dam. Please note: the County does not guarantee the completeness of all documents posted. Visit the Historical Documents page for a full list of documents.

Cal EITC Provides Free Tax Resources and Information

If you made $54,000 or less in 2017, you can get your taxes filed for free. Find a location near you with Cal EITC 4 Me's free Tax Prep Finder. You may also be eligible for a cash back tax credit. Learn more by visiting www.caleitc4me.org

Dead Trees Become Fuel for Wildfire

Tiny insect creatures—bark beetles—and drought are a deadly combination. Together they are killing millions of trees, greatly increasing the risk of wildfire in California.

Do you have Bark Beetles?

Check out this information provided by readyforwildfire.org if you think bark beetles may be infesting trees on your property. Contact Dave Derby, Forester with CALFIRE / Butte County Fire at 530.872.6334 if you have questions or would like an evaluation for trees on your property.


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