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.

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Butte County Joins National Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

During the Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board approved an agreement with the national law firm of Baron & Budd to initiate litigation against manufacturers and distributors responsible for the opioid epidemic across the country and in Butte County.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 /Number of views (13274) /Categories: News and Announcements
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Board of Supervisors Appoints Shari McCracken Chief Administrative Officer

The Butte County Board of Supervisors appointed Shari McCracken as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at its April 24 meeting.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 /Number of views (13817) /Categories: News and Announcements
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County Prepares for Rain, Wind, and the Potential for Heavy Snowfall in the Foothills

Residents are encouraged to prepare for active weather conditions Wednesday - Saturday


The National Weather Service (NWS) is projecting significant rain and wind for valley areas, and potentially heavy snow and wind gusts in foothill areas above 2,000 feet. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 /Number of views (27913) /Categories: News and Announcements

Butte County Probation Expands Innovative Reentry Program

Male Community Reentry Program provides treatment and rehabilitation to reduce recidivism

The Butte County Board of Supervisors approved agreement amendments at its Feb. 13 meeting that enable the Butte County Probation Department to utilize State funds for two new probation officers and additional alcohol and drug treatment services to support the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP). 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 /Number of views (15098) /Categories: News and Announcements
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County Partners with CalOES and CalRecycle for Community Meeting for Residents Affected by the LaPorte and Cherokee Fires

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2017, 11:30 am

Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.518.3508 

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OROVILLE, CA – A community meeting for residents affected by the LaPorte and Cherokee Fires will be held Monday, October 30th from 7-9pm at the Bangor Community Center located at 7500 Oro Bangor Highway. Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire will have the opportunity to meet with staff from Butte County, CalRecycle, and CalOES to discuss the steps for recovering and rebuilding.

Information available will include property clean-up and disposal of hazardous material and fire debris, health and safety concerns during the clean-up process, permit process for rebuilding, and how to access additional resources.

Residents who are unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to visit the Butte County Fire Assistance Center (FAC) open Monday through Friday from 12-3pm, located at 7 County Center Drive in Oroville. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530.538.7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.

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