Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.





Visiting Rules

Modified Visiting Rules

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office will be reopening its weekend visitation, on a limited basis, starting Saturday May 9th.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering, and to practice Social Distancing, upon entry into the Sheriff’s Office complex.  The visitor will be required to wear the mask or face cover for the entire visit.  Individuals that do not have a mask or face covering, or fail to comply with wearing one, will not be permitted to visit.  Cleaning supplies for each visiting station will be supplied so that visitors can sanitize the station before and after their visit.  Each visiting line will be limited to 6 individuals per 45 minute visiting period, with no minors being permitted at this time.  As we navigate thru the impacts of COVID-19, the modified visiting rules will continuously be reassessed by the Sheriff’s Office and any updates and/or changes will be updated as soon as reasonably practical and possible.


  • Visitors must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. No minors will be permitted at this time.
  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask or face cover, and practice Social Distancing, upon entering the Sheriff’s Office complex. (Visitors may be required to remove the covering to verify their identity when registering for visiting).
  • Only one visitor will be permitted per 45 minute visiting period.
  • A valid government picture identification issued by an agency of the U.S. Federal or State government (i.e., state operator's license, state identification card, military identification card, or passport) is needed to prove identity (Penal Code 4570.5).
  • Visiting periods start promptly at the times listed. Visitors must arrive thirty (30) minutes early to allow for visitor registration and calling the inmate up to the visiting area.
  • Visiting time is forty-five (45) minutes on Saturday and Sunday. The only items you are allowed to bring to the Jail Lobby between the hours of 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM:Medication authorized and accepted by the Medical Unit.

Video and audio recording devices and the use of such are prohibited within the Butte County Sheriff's Office premises. Film and tapes may be confiscated.

Food and beverages are prohibited within the Visiting Center.

Persons entering upon the Butte County Sheriff's Office premises are subject to search of their person and their belongings. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on Butte County Sheriff's Office premises (Penal Code 4573.5).

Firearms, deadly weapons, or explosives are prohibited on Butte County Sheriff's Office premises (Penal Code 4574).

Persons on active parole or having been released from incarceration within thirty (30) days are not allowed to visit.

Visitors must be properly attired. Visitors may be refused entry if wearing suggestive clothing, no shoes, no shirt, or scantily dressed.

Visitors will only communicate with inmates they have signed up to visit (Penal Code 4570).



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Sheriff's Office

Phone: 530.538.7321

Jail: 530.538.7471

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 Locations & Hours

Sheriff's Office
5 Gillick Way
Oroville, CA 95965

Chico Substation
479 E. Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

Magalia Substation
14166 Skyway
Magalia, CA 95954

Office Hours:

Civil Division
M-Th - 8:00am to 4:30pm
F - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Records Division
M-F - 8:00am to 4:30pm