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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.


Esplanade Corridor Improvement Study, first public workshop scheduled:

The City of Chico Public Works Department/Traffic Engineering Division has commenced a study to review potential transportation and traffic safety improvements to the Esplanade between Memorial Way and 11th Avenue. The study will seek to address traffic safety and operational concerns, enhance the corridor with complete street features, provide more facilities and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians while keeping the integrity of the “Boulevard” design, community character, and still maintaining traffic flow. For more detailed information and a schedule please visit Esplanade Corridor Improvement Study.


Information about water use conservation programs:

The water utility for the Chico area is California Water Service Company and not the City of Chico. Forfurther detailed and specific information regarding the latest drought restrictions, water budgets, reporting water waste, etc. visit Calwater/conservation. The CalWater website provides the latest information and rebates by district, as well as water conservation guidelines.


Picnic in the Plaza (PiP) Every Tuesday:

The City of Chico Park Division, and the Downtown Chico Business Association, invite you to join them for Picnic in the Plaza held every Tuesday from 11:30 - 1:00pm. Bring a lunch or grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks and enjoy a variety of provided entertainment. To keep thingsinteresting and exciting, the food trucks and type of entertainment will vary weekly. For more information about today's events, please contact the City of Chico at 896-7800 or visit the DCBA facebook page.