Fire Marshal

Butte County Fire Marshal Officers

  • Chris Boyd, Fire Captain
  • Troy Hand, Fire Captain

CAL FIRE/BCFD Fire Marshal Mission Statement

The Office of the Fire Marshal is committed to providing professional fire and life safety engineering, permitting, and inspection services for our citizens through exemplary customer service, leadership, education, analysis, innovation, and partnership with the development and business community.

What We Do

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department maintains a progressive Fire Marshall Bureau staffed by two Fire Captains. All CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department Stations are involved in a fire inspection program and work closely with Fire Inspectors in the Fire Prevention Bureau to reduce our community's fire risk.  

This department is responsible for enforcing Butte County Improvement Standards and California Fire Code on all use permits, minor use permits and commercial building permits countywide. The Fire Marshal also enforces and inspects all California Code of Regulations Title 19 regulated occupancies in unincorporated Butte County.

The Fire Protection Planning Officer is responsible for enforcing Public Resources Code 4290, 4291 (SRA only), Butte County Improvement Standards, and the California Fire Code on all new building construction (commercial and residential) within Butte County. The Fire Marshal also enforces Public Resources Code 4290 (SRA only), Butte County Improvement Standards, and when applicable the California Fire Code on all lot line adjustments, grading permits, parcel splits, subdivisions, general plan amendments, administrative permits, and rezones within Butte County.

Homeowner Insurance

Many homeowners living in Butte County have been experiencing problems with their insurance companies. The Fire Marshal Office receives calls from homeowners asking for information to help them and their insurance companies with regards to securing a homeowners policy.

This office will provide, at the request of a homeowner or insurance company, a letter describing a fire department structure fire response. 

  • Closest full-time fire station
  • Equipment responding
  • Closest water source if applicable
  • Fire Hazard Severity Zone if applicable

Sample Insurance Letter (PDF)

Business Insurance

This office does not maintain any information with regard to an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating or ISO fire score. Please refer back to your own insurance company to ascertain this score.

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department currently does not have a Knox Box program for unincorporated areas in Butte County.