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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 Plastic Bag Ordinance takes effect January 1, 2015:

Effective on January 1, 2015, grocery and other affected stores in Chico can no longer provide single-use carryout plastic bags or distribute paper bags for free at checkout.  Customers will have the option to bring their own bags of any type, or pay for recycled content paper bags. For more information and actual facts about the ordinance please view our poster, download our brochure, or read our FAQs. Watch this location for more information and a new website that will feature the sustainability efforts for the City of Chico.


City Leaf Collection began November 3, 2014:

This year's leaf pickup program will run through January 2, 2015. The curbside leaf collection program is only available to single-family residences or properties with 3 units or less.  For more information regarding the City's residential leaf pickup program and the alternative commercial landscaper/property owner program* can be obtained at 894-4200 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Or questions can be emailed to rightofwaymaintenance@chicoca.gov. (*Note: December 17 was the last day the drop-off sites for commerical landscaper/property owners were open).


Check before you light program began November 1, 2014:

The Butte County Air Quality Management District (BCAQMD) "Check Before Your Light" wood burning restrictions started on Saturday, November 1, 2014. This year the program runs until February 28, 2015. Woodstove and fireplace use within the City of Chico is restricted by a City ordinance and are not voluntary for residents and businesses within the city limits on the designated no burn days. For more information visit BCAQMD or read the press release.