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

CRACK SEALING OF ORO QUINCY HIGHWAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 11, 2020

CRACK SEALING OF ORO QUINCY HIGHWAY

 

BUTTE COUNTY, Ca--Butte County Public Works will be performing crack sealing of Oro Quincy Highway, from Lake Madrone to Mountain House during the time period of March 12, 2020 to April 17th, 2020.  This crack sealing process will help to seal the roadway surface, and will help prevent the formation of potholes during inclement weather.

Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work schedules will vary based on the weather and crew availability, but will generally start at 7:30 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.

During work hours, Oro Quincy Highway will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone.  Please use caution, drive carefully and pay attention to the directions provided by traffic control personnel.

The Butte County Public Works Department has been serving its residents since 1850, providing cost effective roadway maintenance services.  The Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs. 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020 /Number of views (872) /Categories: News and Announcements
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FEMA APPROVES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR TREES ROOTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT MAY FALL ON ELIGIBLE PRIVATE ROADWAYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           

March 4, 2020

 

FEMA APPROVES PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR TREES ROOTED ON PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT MAY FALL ON ELIGIBLE PRIVATE ROADWAYS

 

OROVILLE, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise recently received notification that FEMA approved public assistance funding for the removal of Hazard Trees rooted on private property that are a threat to fall into public and eligible private roads traveled by the public.

 

The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, operated by the State, has been expanded to include Hazard Trees rooted on private property that are a threat to fall into eligible private roads traveled by the public. The program expansion ultimately offers assistance to the owners of 5,000 additional properties.

 

Due to the expansion of the program, the deadline to submit Right-of-Entry (ROE) forms and Inspection Access forms has been extended to May 1, 2020.  This new date applies to all property owners who are eligible for the program.

 

It is important to note, not all private roads are included in the program. Please refer to the State’s Hazard Tree Removal Map, to determine if your property is eligible for the program. Additional questions can be directed to the Hazard Tree Removal Processing Center at 530.552.3030

 

ROE Forms, Inspection Access Forms, and Arborist’s/Forester’s Certification Forms can be submitted in person at the Building Resiliency Center located at 6295 Skyway, in Paradise or the Tree Removal Operations Center at 900 Fortress Avenue, Ste. 200, in Chico.

 

All forms can also be submitted by mail or email:

  • Mail to: Tree Removal ROE Processing Center

          

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 /Number of views (1137) /Categories: News and Announcements
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CONSTRUCTION WORK ON SKYWAY METAL BEAM GUARDRAIL UPDATE PROJECT TO BEGIN ON MARCH 9, 2020

For Immediate Release

March 03, 2020

 

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON SKYWAY METAL BEAM GUARDRAIL UPDATE PROJECT TO BEGIN ON MARCH 9, 2020

 

Butte County, CA— On March 9, 2020, work will begin on the Skyway Metal Beam Guardrail Update Project. A portion of guardrail on the uphill section of Skyway between Honey Run Road and Spanish Garden Drive will be replaced and two new portions of guardrail will be added on the uphill and downhill sections of Skyway just downhill from Lookout Point. 

The contract for the Skyway Metal Beam Guardrail Update Project was recently awarded to Highway Specialty Company, Inc., in the amount of $145,209.38. Repair work will be completed between the hours of 7:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. Single lane closures will be in effect during working hours.

The estimated completion date for this project is April 6, 2020; however the date could change due to weather.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2020 /Number of views (998) /Categories: News and Announcements
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DEADLINE TO SUBMIT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROGRAM ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS: FEBRUARY 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2020

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT HAZARD TREE REMOVAL PROGRAM ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS: FEBRUARY 21, 2020

OROVILLE, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise require property owners to remove Hazard Trees burned by the Camp Fire. A Hazard Tree is any tree burned by the Camp Fire that poses a threat to fall on the public road or public property within five years. 

Property owners have two options for removing Hazard Trees. Option One is Government Hazard Tree Removal, which requires property owners to submit a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow State contractors to identify and remove Hazard Trees from the property. Option Two is Private Hazard Tree Removal, which requires property owners to submit an Inspection Access Form to allow Town or County contractors to confirm Hazard Trees were removed from the property by means of a privately hired contractor. 

The deadline to submit ROE forms and Inspection Access forms is this Friday, February 21, 2020. 

In some cases, property owners may have already removed some or all Hazard Trees on their property. Property owners must still enroll in one of the programs so removal of the trees may be confirmed by the Town or County. Property owners are encouraged to view the Private Property Tree Removal Map for further information and status updates.


ROE Forms and Inspection Access Forms can be submitted in person at the Tree ROE Center: 
Butte County Library, Paradise Branch
Community Room, 5922 Clark Road, Paradise
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

ROE Forms and Inspection Access forms can also be submitted by mail or email:
Mail to: Tree Removal ROE Processing Center
               205 Mira Loma Drive, Suite 50
  Oroville, CA. 95965
Email to: TreeROE@buttecounty.net 

The Tree ROE and Inspection Access Form are available for download online at ButteCountyRecovers.org/treeremoval. 
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 /Number of views (1162) /Categories: News and Announcements
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VEGETATION REMOVAL AND FIRE FUEL MANAGEMENT ON BIG BEND, DARK CANYON AND PINKSTON CANYON ROADS

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020

VEGETATION REMOVAL AND FIRE FUEL MANAGEMENT ON BIG BEND, DARK CANYON AND PINKSTON CANYON ROADS

Butte County, Calif.-- Butte County Public Works is performing fuel management along Big Bend Road, from Highway 70 to Nobb Road, on Dark Canyon Road from Big Bend to the end of the County maintained roadway, and also on Pinkston Canyon Road from Highway 70 to Concow Road.  Work will be performed in the County right of way, and consists of the removal and chipping of brush and over-populated small trees, along with raising the canopy of the older established trees to achieve a shaded fuel break.

Motorists that travel these roadways should expect delays of up to 15 minutes. Work schedules will vary based on crew availability, but will generally start at 7:00 a.m. with work completed and roads opened back up to traffic by 3:00 p.m.

Work will continue as crews are available through April 17, 2020. During work hours, roads will be restricted to a single lane of traffic, with flaggers stopping and directing traffic through the work zone.

The Butte County Public Works Department has been serving its residents since 1850, providing cost effective roadway maintenance services.  The Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs.  

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 /Number of views (1038) /Categories: News and Announcements
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