Public Works
Welcome to the Butte County Department of Public Works, serving its residents since 1850. The Public Works Department maintains approximately 1,300 miles of roadways, including over 500 bridges and drainage structures and more than 18,000 road signs. Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on our website, please call our office for more personal service.

Public Works consists of 7 major divisions below.

  • Administration- The Administration Division of Public Works is responsible for the overall function and operation of the Department.

  • Engineering- The Engineering Division is composed of several different sections - Bridges, Construction, Road Design,Traffic, and Pavement Management.

  • Fleet Services- Fleet Services is staffed with 14 personnel assigned to three separate locations (Oroville, Chico and the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility) to provide services to all County Departments for vehicle and equipment maintenance. They perform preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and welding/fabrication on over 950 County vehicles and equipment.

  • Land Development- The Land Development Division of Public Works processes abandonments and formation of assessment districts, Permanent Road Divisions and County Service Areas (CSA’s).  It provides checking of all subdivision, parcel map, waiver of parcel map, lot line adjustments and certificate of merger to ensure all conditions with prior creation of lots or movement of property lines.

  • Road Maintenance- The Road Maintenance Division of Public Works is responsible for the overall maintenance and repairs of County roads, bridges, guardrails, and signs.

  • Solid Waste- The Solid Waste Division is responsible for operating the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility, regulating the local Waste Collectors, providing safe disposal opportunities for Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste, enforcement of illegal dumping, administering grant programs, coordinating solid waste and recycling education programs, and implementing programs that divert waste from landfills.

  • Surveys- The Surveys Division is responsible for: 1) Field Surveys for roads, bridges, and the Neal Road Sanitary Landfill, 2)  Right-of-way mapping and acquisition, 3)  Survey records and files, 4) GPS Surveys and 5) Control network.




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Butte County Public Works
Phone:    530.538.7681
Fax:        530.538.7171


Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility

Phone:    530.345.4917
Fax:        530.645.1820


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 Locations and Hours

Butte County Public Works
7 County Center Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965

Regular hours 7:30am to 4:00pm.  Closed all holidays.

Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility
1023 Neal Road
Paradise, CA 95969

Regular hours 7:00am to 4:00pm

Monday thru Sunday

New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day: Closed

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Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Joshua Pack, Director

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