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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.


Donate to City programs through North Valley Community Foundation Annie B's pledge by September 30, 2014:

The City of Chico has several programs, groups, and departments that benefit from donations given through North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF). To highlight a few, there is the Community Grant Program 2014 Selected Grantees, Bidwell Park - Chico Parks Division, Chico Police Foundation, Chico Animal Shelter, and North Valley Housing Trust. You can click on one or more of these links to donate directly to a specific program. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 is the last day to make a donation that will be matched by the Annie B's fund drive. For general information, or the ability to donate to multiple programs, go to the NVCF website and follow the donation instructions.


Community Development Department (CDD) Announces On-Line Permitting:

The Building Division of CDD now provides On-Line Building Permits. It is now possible to secure building permits for water heater replacements, re-roofing, solar system and HVAC installations, and master-planned production homes via the internet. This is one of the City Council’s priorities to utilize technology to make working with the City more convenient and efficient for residents and businesses. To learn more about this process and how to utilize the online program, visit the On-Line Permits web page for instructions.


November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election Information:

The filling of three (3) council member seats will be determined by voters at the November 4, 2014 election. Please click on the 2014 Election button on the left for additional information.