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.

News and Announcements

Butte County Library Offers Fee Amnesty in September

The Butte County Library is offering community members fee amnesty this September in honor of National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Throughout the month, library cardholders with outstanding library fees/fines and unreturned items can visit their local Butte County Library branch to have outstanding fines forgiven.  
Monday, August 27, 2018 /Number of views (12322) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Files Lawsuit Against DWR for Damages from Lake Oroville Spillway Incident

Butte County has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in the Butte County Superior Court for damages sustained in the Lake Oroville Spillway Incident and its aftermath.
Monday, August 27, 2018 /Number of views (12416) /Categories: News and Announcements

Aug. 6 - 16: Traffic Delays due to 2018 Chip Seal Program in Biggs and Gridley Area

Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists in Biggs and Gridley should expect 30-minute delays on several roads Aug. 6 – 16, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., to allow Butte County Public Works Maintenance Crews to chip seal local roads. 
Friday, August 03, 2018 /Number of views (31664) /Categories: News and Announcements

24-Hour EBT Card Outage Starting June 23 at 11 p.m.

The state of California is transitioning to a new Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) vendor on June 30, 2018. Because of this transition, a statewide 24-hour EBT outage/black-out period is scheduled from 11 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018, through 11 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018. During this outage, cardholders will not be able to access their EBT food or cash benefits. 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 /Number of views (13412) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County & Town of Paradise Officials release revised Paradise/Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan and a new East Oroville Evacuation Plan

Butte County and Town of Paradise officials have released a revised Town of Paradise & Upper Ridge Evacuation Plan.  The revised plan, dated 2017, includes evacuation zones covering the unincorporated lower Paradise area, and most recently the addition of an on-line web site to help resident’s “Find My Evacuation Zone.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 /Number of views (33753) /Categories: News and Announcements