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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.


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:

Interested in running for City Council? The filling of three (3) council member seats will be determined by voters at the November 4, 2014 election. The Nomination Period opens Monday, July 14 and runs until August 8, 2014. Please click on the 2014 Election button on the left for additional information.