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Welcome to the City of Chico Website

This site is dedicated to the business of government for the City of Chico, including Public Safety, Public Works, Parks, Business and Building Permits, City Council and other governing bodies. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please use the "Contact Us" form to submit a question.


City Council Nomination Period Now Open:

The Nomination period to take out papers to run for City Council opened on July 18 and runs through August 12. Individuals interested in running for one of the four seats that will be considered at the November 8, 2016 election should contact the City Clerk's Office at 896-7251 to schedule an appointment to take out papers. For more information regarding this election, please click here.

Join us for a California Competes Tax Credit Workshop:

The City of Chico is co-sponsoring the Chico/Butte County GO-Biz California Competes Tax Credit Workshop on July 26, 2016. Small, medium, and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program. The workshop is being held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Butte College campus on Notre Dame Blvd. For more details on the workshop, read the flyer. Click here to register for the CCTC workshop. 


Online Inspection Requests for Building permits is now available:

The Building Division is now accepting inspection requests online. Register for a free account with our online Permit Manager to request inspections, view inspection results, and more. Requests can be made up until 11:59 pm for the following business day (online only). To get started with Permit Manager, click here. For assistance, contact the Building Division at (530) 879-6700.


City of Chico Catalog of Enterprise Systems is now available:

On October 11, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 272 into a law as part of the California Public Records Act. This bill requires local agencies to publish a catalog of enterprise systems, which are defined as 1) systems that are used across multiple departments or that contain information collected about the public, and 2) are systems that serve as original source of data within an agency. Systems exempt from disclosure include (but are not limited to) systems that are related to: 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services, security systems, utilities infrastructure, and mechanical control systems. Click here to view the City of Chico Catalog of Enterprise Systems.