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 Fires

Fire Assistance Center

Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn how to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal of Hazardous Materials as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Call 530.538.7473 to schedule an appointment.

Visit the Fire Assistance Center webpage for more information and links to documents and forms.


7 County Center Drive, Oroville, inside the Department of Development Services

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 12-3pm, walk-ins welcome.
Call for an appointment: 530.538.7473


Follow the Butte County Sheriff on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 

View all Community Evacuation Plans and Maps on the Office of Emergency Management website


Thank you to all the community members who have asked how you can help those affected by the fires in Butte County. You can make monetary donations to organizations that assist local residents. You can also donate physical items that can be picked up by fire victims as they rebuild and recover from the fires.

Monetary Donations

  • Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council Fire Recovery Fund
    This fund was established to directly serve fire victims from the Wall, Ponderosa, LaPorte, Cherokee, and Honey fires by providing basic human needs, housing, and land restoration resources.
    • Checks can be made out to the “Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council.” Memo – “Fire Recovery Fund”.
      Mail to PO Box 4242, Yankee Hill CA, 95965

Donate Physical Items

  • The Oroville Hope Center accepts donations of physical items. Fire victims can come to the hope center to pick up donations. 
    Donation drop off/pick up times: Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location: 1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville, CA 95966.
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store - Oroville accepts donations of physical items. The Salvation Army provides fire victims vouchers for the Thrift Store.
    Donation drop off time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Location1901 Oro-Dam Blvd.

Welcome to Butte County

Butte County Public Health Awarded National AccreditationPHAB seal of accreditation

Joining the ranks of only 5% of health departments in the nation to receive accreditation, Butte County Public Health proudly announces that they have achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). They are the tenth county health department in California and one of fewer than 200 nationally that has achieved accreditation through PHAB. This milestone accomplishment is official recognition that Butte County Public Health meets or exceeds the rigorous standards established by PHAB, ensuring that the programs and services provided are as responsive as possible to meet the needs of our community.




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