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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.


Airport Commissioner Recruitment :

The Chico City Council is seeking applications from volunteers to serve on the Airport Commission due to an unscheduled vacancy with a term expiring in January 2016. Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and a qualified voter (18 years or older).  The Airport Commission has the power and duty to operate and maintain all airports and airport properties belonging to, or under control of the City; and currently meets quarterly on the last Tuesday in January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Building.  An application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed for this position. All applications, with required supplementals are due by May 5, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office, City Municipal Building, 411 Main Street. The City Council will make its appointment at their May 19, 2015 meeting.


City of Chico Draft HUD Consolidated Plan available:

The draft HUD Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019 is available for review and comment through May 5, 2015. Please visit the Housing page for more details and comment submission deadlines.

City requests proposals for Community Grant Program:

The City of Chico is inviting community organizations to submit grant proposals as part of the Community Grant Program for fiscal year 2015‐2016. Similar to the grant process initiated last year, the Community Grant Program will be run in partnership with the North Valley Community Foundation, leveraging City funding to engage citizens, empower nonprofits, and build sustainable funding. The grant application opens May 1 and closes at 5pm on June 1, 2015. An orientation for interested participants will be held Wednesday, April 29 at 12pm at the City Council Chambers. Click here to visit the online application, or read the press release for more information.


One day event to drop pharmaceuticals at Enloe on May 16:

You can help keep our Wastewater free from pharmaceuticals and chemicals by eliminating disposal of unused medications or cosmetics down household drains. On Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Enloe Medical Center, in partnership with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Butte County Public Works, will host a “Drop the Drugs” prescription drug take-back site at 560 Cohasset Road, Chico. Sharps will NOT be accepted at this location. Visit enloe.org/events for more information.

Utility User's Tax (UUT) Refund Program begins May 1:

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 for the annual UUT Refund Program. The Refund Program offers low income rate payers a refund on taxes paid for gas, electric, water and telecommunications services paid between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.  Read this for more detailed information including income levels.