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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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County to Open Local Assistance Center for La Porte and Cherokee Fire Victims

Local Assistance Center Open October 18th and 19th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Categories: News and Announcements

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2017
Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.518.3508
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Butte County will open a Local Assistance Center next week to assist victims from the La Porte and Cherokee Fires. The La Porte Fire destroyed 37 homes, 4 commercial buildings, and 45 outbuilding. The Cherokee Fire destroyed 4 homes and 5 outbuildings. 

The Local Assistance Center is a place for residents to connect with the resources needed to recover and rebuild. Local and state agencies along with community organizations will assemble to provide help to residents including information about accessing homeowners 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.


Bangor Community Center, 7500 Oro Bangor Highway, Bangor, CA 95965 

Hours of Operation 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Services Providers 

Butte County Departments, State Agencies, and Community-based Organizations will have representatives in the Local Assistance Center.

  • County Assessor – learn about property tax relief for damaged structures.
  • Butte County Sheriff’s Office – assisting with notification of damaged homes and providing evacuation and road closure information to help residents go home.
  • Development Services Building Division
  • Department of Employment and Social Services– assistance replacing lost food for CalFresh recipients, replace lost cards for CalFresh and Medical, as well as Veterans Services.
  • Environmental Health Division - wells, septic systems, and hazard materials. 

State Agencies

  • Office of Emergency Services
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Insurance
  • Contractor’s State License Board

Community Based Organizations

  • Red Cross
  • Salvation Army

Residents are encourages to bring any form of identification they have available. A form of identification with a photo and the property address would be ideal if it is available.

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