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.

Evacuation and Road Condition Information

  Evacuation Warning 

  • The Evacuation Order for Honey Run road from Skyway up to Town of Paradise limits including all roads off Honey Run, including Centerville road from Honey Run up to Harris Hills road and all roads off Centerville HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING.  
  • The Evacuation Order for Esquon Road from Mesa, north of the end of Esquon, including Garden Road over to 1624 Garden Road HAS BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING.
  • An evacuation warning has been issued for the area of Centerville road from Harris Hills road north to Nimshew road. Residents are being asked to Shelter in Place. 
  • An Evacuation Warning has been issued for areas of Hagen lane at the north, south to highway 162 and the Sacramento River east to Highway 99 due to flooding. 
  • An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the Hamlin Canyon and Lower Neal zones due to Flooding. 

An Evacuation Warning alerts people in an affected area (s) of potential threat to life and property. People who need additional time should consider evacuating at this time. An Evacuation Warning considers the probability that an area will be affected and prepares people for a potential Immediate Evacuation Order. 

 Road Conditions 

Current County road conditions can be found at  www.buttecounty.net/roadconditions.  Be prepared for winter driving conditions if you must travel. Motorists should carry food, water, a shovel, waterproof jackets and gloves, boots, and make sure their vehicle is in good condition with proper tires, tire cables or chains, fresh windshield wipers and a full tank of fuel. Snow chains requirements have been lifted, but may be implemented at any time if conditions worsen.

Camp Fire Recovery Website Now Available

The County of Butte and Town of Paradise have launched a new website to provide residents affected by the Camp Fire with a one-stop-shop for information and resources for recovery efforts. Together we stand committed to our community’s recovery. Visit ButteCountyRecovers.org for more information. 

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Plan for Skyway in the Event of Snow 

Although snow is not currently in the forecast, we want to reassure residents that Butte County Public Works Department is on standby to provide snow removal on the Skyway above Inskip, in the event of snowfall.

Typically, this section of Skyway is not maintained during the winter. However, due to extraordinary circumstances and the closure of Skyway below Magalia, Butte County Public Works will maintain this section of Skyway until the lower roadways are reopened. The snow will be plowed when appropriate, and roadways sanded as necessary to maintain the roadway surface for properly equipped vehicles. Residents that need to utilize this section of roadway should make efforts to properly prepare their vehicles for winter driving conditions. During winter driving conditions, tire chains or 4-wheel drive may be necessary, even if the roadway has been plowed and sanded.


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