Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Welcome to Environmental Health

Environmental Health programs and services strive to prevent human injury and illness and promote well-being by identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents; and limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health.


Applications may be submitted via this email address: - Payments can be made at the button on the right side called "Make A Payment"

Attention: Environmental Health fees changed effective January 11, 2021

North Complex West Zone Fire Resources

Health & Safety Precautions For Re-Entry

Private Well Information- Post-Fire Well Safety & Testing Guidelines

For more information regarding debris removal, please visit this website: 


Environmental Health-Related COVID-19 Resources

Butte County's Reopening Plan Website

Effective March 31, 2021, Butte County is in the Orange Tier :

How food facilities are allowed to operate in this tier:

    • Restaurants: 

               Indoor with modifications

         Capacity must be limited to 50% or 200 people, whichever is less

    • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries (where meals are not served): 

         Indoor with modifications

         Capacity must be limited to 25% or 100 people, whichever is less

        (Note: If this facility type has food service, they can operate using the restaurant modifications)

    • Bars (where meals are not served): 

              Outdoor only with modifications

              (Note: If this facility type has food service, they can operate using the restaurant modifications)

State Guidance for Restaurants

State Guidance for Wineries

State Guidance for Bars, Breweries & Distilleries

State Guidance for Outdoor Dining Structures

Water Safety in Buildings Reopening after Closures

COVID-19 Farmer's Market Guidelines

COVID-19 Info For Public Pools/Spas

Food Delivery/Take-Out Safety


Consumer Protection

The Consumer Protection programs strive to protect public health through the permitting and inspection of retail food facilities, public swimming pools and spas, body art practitioners and facilities, and organized camps.

Solid Waste

Environmental Health is responsible for enforcing State minimum standards for solid waste storage, handling, and disposal; administering Solid Waste Facilities Permits (SWFP) and Closure/Postclosure Maintenance Plans; enforcing terms and conditions of SWFP’s; and investigating complaints concerning violation of laws designated to the LEA for enforcement.

Hazmat (CUPA)

The Certified Unified Program is a suite of six state hazardous materials management programs consolidated and administered by a local Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). The CUPA inspects businesses or facilities that handle or store hazardous materials; generate and/or treat hazardous waste; own or operate underground storage tanks; store petroleum in aboveground tanks over State thresholds; and store Federal regulated hazardous materials over State thresholds. The CUPA Program achieves compliance through education, community and industry outreach, inspections and enforcement.

Drinking Water

Environmental Health plays a significant role in the enforcement of State statutes related to drinking water through the Public Water Systems Program and the permitting of individual wells, both private, domestic and agricultural. Additionally, Environmental Health provides education about proper water well maintenance and sampling to assist you in maintaining the health of your family and property.

Land Use & Wastewater

The Land Use section of Environmental Health looks at wastewater design and installation, well siting and permits, land divisions, use permits, and other related projects that involve septic systems and wells.

Citizen Participation

We believe public health is best served and our programs are most effective when they are developed and implemented with direct input from the stakeholders that we serve. Environmental Health currently collaborates with four independent citizen groups covering Food Safety, Hazardous Materials, Wastewater, and Well Drillers respectively.

Forms  E-TRAKIT  Food Inspection Reports

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Butte County Environmental Health
Phone: 530.552.3880
TTY: 530.538.6588
Fax: 530.538.5339

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Butte County Environmental Health
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, M.P.H., Director
Robert Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team