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

Camp Fire Evacuees Returning to Home or Property Should Pick Up Sheltered Animals

As of Monday, November 19, 2018, 1,635 animals are being housed at four different shelter locations in Butte County by the Butte County Animal Control, North Valley Animal Disaster Group and the Humane Society of the United States.

Monday, November 19, 2018 /Number of views (10423) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County, City of Chico Assisting Evacuees to Relocate from Walmart Parking Lot to American Red Cross Shelter

Butte County and the City of Chico are working collaboratively with state agencies, the American Red Cross, and volunteers to assist with transitioning Camp Fire evacuees currently located at the Walmart parking lot in Chico to the Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley (199 E. Hazel Street) where services are provided.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 /Number of views (11882) /Categories: News and Announcements

Norovirus/Gastrointestinal Illness in Butte County Shelters

The Butte County Public Health Department has been using public health measures to stop a gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreak in all monitored shelters. 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 /Number of views (20202) /Categories: News and Announcements

Local Assistance Center Opening Tomorrow for Residents Impacted by the Camp Fire

November 15, 2018

Butte County Contact:
Casey Hatcher chatcher@buttecounty.net

PDF Version of press release

Chico, CA – A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is a place for residents to connect with the resources needed to recover and rebuild. Local, state, and federal agencies along with community organizations will assemble to answer questions about disaster assistance.

What: Local Assistance Center (LAC)
When: 9:00am to 7:00pm, daily (opens Friday, November 16)
Where: Chico Mall (Former Sears building) – 1982 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928

A joint State-FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be co-located at the LAC. Residents can register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance at the center. They can also access information about homeowner’s insurance, steps to rebuild, how to identify personal items, the status of utilities, community and social services, and getting new documents that may have burned in the fire, among other resources.

It is not necessary to visit a center to register for and receive federal disaster assistance. If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. To register, go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362. Help is available in most languages and phone lines are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.

Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585 to register. Those who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center may call 800-621-3362. All disaster recovery centers are accessible and equipped with tools to accommodate disaster survivors who need disability-related communication aids.

Parking is free in the mall parking lot. The LAC is also surrounded by several city bus stops. The site is wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 /Number of views (12126) /Categories: News and Announcements

Wayne Barley Appointed Interim Chief Probation Officer

The Butte County Board of Supervisors appointed Wayne Barley, Butte County Chief Deputy Probation Officer, as Interim Chief Probation Officer at the recommendation of the Butte County Superior Court during the November 6 Board Meeting. 
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 /Number of views (9321) /Categories: News and Announcements