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.
Land Development Division

The Land Development Division of Public Works processes abandonments and formation of assessment districts and County Service Areas (CSA’s). This division 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. In addition, this division provides map checking, construction and drainage plan checking, development construction inspection, flood control project coordination with all Local, State and Federal Agencies, provides information for the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), administration of County Service Areas, and the County Surveyor functions. This division also provides clearance of difficult building permits, private road name determinations, flood zone interpretation, Storm Water Plan development and representation at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors' meetings. This division ensures that development and use of all lands are done in a safe manner to protect both the landowners and the community.

Programs and Services

Related Links

The Land Development Division recommends the following links that may prove useful to you.

Website  Description
SWRCB Storm Water Home Page This is the home page of the State Water Resource Control Board who is responsible for the State's administrations of the Storm Water Management Programs
Butte Creek Watershed Conservancy This site provides information about Watershed and Floodplain management within the Butte Creek Watershed area
Floodplain Management Plan Public Review Document

Link to PDF Document.  The public review draft document is now viewable (in pdf) on the Conservancy web site by clicking on the "Floodplain Management Plan Public Review Document.

Also see List of Maps and Documents



Master Plan sized      

Apply for Permits  Projects  Road Closure

Report Issues  GIS Maps  

 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

 Contact Public Works

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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Public Works

7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Joshua Pack, Director

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