Treasurer-Tax Collector
The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Department operates three divisions - Treasury, Property Tax, and Central Collections. While the activities of each division are unique, the primary purpose of the department as a whole is the collection and cash management of revenue owed to the County, cities, special districts, school districts, and the court system. The department is committed to providing excellent customer service and assuring effective utilization of the public’s tax dollars through a program of performance measurement and management.
Business Licenses and Permits

Thank you for your interest in conducting business in Butte County.  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for information on:

  • Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Business Licenses
  • Home Occupation Permits
  • California Sellers Permits
  • Other Business Assistance Resources

While the County of Butte does not require standard Business Licenses, please see the list below regarding other required applications and permits:

Type of Business License or Permit

 Application

Application Fee

License or Permit Fee

Frequency

Auto Dismantler

$5.00

$38.00

Per Quarter

Bingo

Application

N/A

$50.00

Per Year

Bowling Alley  Application  N/A $15.00 Per Quarter

Cardroom (one table)

Application

N/A

$500.00

Per Year

Carnival or Circus

 

N/A

$100.00

Per Day

Clairvoyant or Medium  Application N/A $250.00 Per Quarter

Dance Permit

 Application

N/A

$2.50/$5.00/$15.00

Per Day/Month/Quarter

Fair

 

N/A

$100.00

Per Day

Junk Collector/Dealer

  Application 

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Outdoor Festival
(90-day approval period)

 Application
Application Timeline and Process

$100.00
$300.00

$150.00

Per Day
Environmental Review

Pawnbroker

 Application

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Peddler

 Application

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Pool Room

  Application 

$15.00

$15.00

Per Quarter

Skating Rink

 Application

N/A

$2.50/$5.00/$15.00

Per Day/Month/Quarter

Solicitor

 Application

$5.00

N/A

Sound Truck

 Application

N/A

$2.50

Per Year

Theater

 Application

N/A

$100.00

Per Year

Used Goods Dealer

 Application 

$5.00

$20.00

Per Quarter

Other Business License Resources

If you are planning to operate your business within the city limits of Chico, Gridley, Paradise, or Oroville, each jurisdiction has specific requirements related to business licensing. Read more

Business Ombudsman

In order to provide top level customer service to businesses either currently located in Butte County, or considering growing into the County, businesses have the ability to tap a single source of assistance through the County's Office of Economic and Community Development.  The County's ombudsman will assist businesses in learning more about the various programs and services available to help grow their business, direct businesses to various other County Departments for specific questions or concerns regarding land development, and assist when questions or concerns may arise during the development process.

Business Ombudsman Contact: 

Jennifer Macarthy
Deputy Administrative Office - Community & Economic Development 
Butte County 
530.552.3338
jmacarthy@buttecounty.net

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 Contact Treasurer

Treasurer-Tax Collector

Property Tax Division
530.552.3720
taxes@buttecounty.net

Central Collections Division
530.552.3710
collections@buttecounty.net

Treasury Division
530.552.3730
treasury@buttecounty.net

 Locations & Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office has limited lobby hours from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm but staff is available to assist by telephone and e-mail until 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.  

25 County Center Drive
Suite 125

Oroville, CA 95965

Map of County Complex


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