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Sign up for CodeRED! Emergency Alerts

The City of Chico utilizes the CodeRED mass notification system to alert Chico residents in the event of emergency situations. We encourage all residents to SIGN UP HERE to receive CodeRED notifications by phone (landline or mobile), text-message and/or email. Click here for more information.


CAMP FIRE Information

Butte County 211 Help Central - Camp Fire Information Links

(Evacuation, Shelters, Donations, Volunteers, etc.)

FEMA Assistance or call 1-800-621-3362

CAL FIRE Camp Fire Incident Information

Camp Fire Incident Information Hotline 530-538-7826

COUNTY OF BUTTE Camp Fire Information

Butte County Sheriff's Office - Missing Persons Call Center




American Red Cross "Safe and Well"

North Valley Animal Disaster Group

NVADG Hotline (For inquiries related to animals.) 530-895-0000


Town of Paradise Council Meeting - November 13, 2018 - 6:00 P.M.

Town of Paradise will hold it's November 13th Regular City Council meeting in the City of Chico Council Chambers located at 421 Main Street. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to watch the meeting online, please click here.


Downtown Parking Survey

The City of Chico Public Works Department is collecting feedback in a Downtown Parking Survey. The survey will be available until December 31, 2018. Results from the survey will be used to better understand parking concerns in the Downtown area and to develop parking management plans. To take the survey please click on the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/chicoparkingsurvey

For more Downtown Parking information, click here.

              2018 Election Information - Click here.


              Leaf-Pickup Begins November 1st


              The City of Chico Public Works Department will begin the annual leaf collection program on November 1, 2018. The last day for residents to place leaves in the street for collection is January 1, 2019. Commercial and residential properties larger than a triplex are subject to certain restrictions. For more information, click here.


              2018 Biennial Recruitment - Board & Commission Members       


              The Chico City Council is seeking applications from volunteers to serve on the City of Chico’s Board and Commissions.  Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and qualified voters (18 years or older).

              Persons may apply to one or more of the following Board or Commissions:  Airport Commission, Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board, Arts Commission, Bidwell Park and Playground Commission and Planning Commission.  All appointments will be four-year terms beginning January 2019, and expiring December 31, 2022.  There is one unscheduled vacancy on the Airport Commission and one unscheduled vacancy on the Planning Commission, both with two years remaining on the term.


              Applications, along with the required Supplementals are available in the City Clerk's Office, 411 Main Street, 3rd Floor, or apply by using the forms linked below. After completing your forms, please save them to your computer and then print them. You need to include an original signature, so please mail or drop the forms off at the City offices. Please call 896-7250 if you have any questions. 


              CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

              BY 5:00 P.M. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018.

              2018 Biennial Recruitment Instructions & Information - Click here.

              Application Form - Click here.

              Required Supplementals: (Must be included in order to be considered for appointment.)

              - Airport Commission Supplemental - Click here.

              - Architectural Review and Historical Preservation Board - Click here.

              - Arts Commission Supplemental - Cleck here.

              - Bidwell Park & Playground Commission Supplemental - Click here.

              - Planning Commission - Click here.


              Butte County, City of Chico Seeking Community Input

              on Development of Local CCA


              City of Chico and Butte County are seeking feedback from the public regarding their interest in the development of a local Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program.

              CCA programs allow cities, counties and other qualifying governmental entities to purchase and/or generate electricity for their residents and businesses. A feasibility study of a local CCA showed that if the unincorporated areas of the county and the City participated, customers could save an initial 2 percent on their electricity bills, totaling $4 million in regional savings.

              Earlier this summer, the feasibility study was presented to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Chico City Council. Both the Board and the Council asked staff to gather additional input from businesses and residents, and look at various funding options.

              Community members are invited to attend any of the four upcoming meetings to learn more about a potential CCA and provide feedback. Meeting details include:

              • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. at the Southside Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road, Oroville, CA 95966
              • Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W East Avenue, Chico, CA 95926


              Members of the public can learn more about CCA programs, complete a survey and sign up to receive CCA updates by visiting https://power.buttecounty.net. The survey will be open until Sept. 19, 2018. The topic will come back to the Board and Council for consideration this fall.


              Short Term Rentals (STRs)


              Short term home sharing and/or vacation rental-units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico. For the privilege of occupancy in any short term rental, each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the rent charged by the operator. Operators are required to collect the tax and transmit it with a TOT return to the City monthly. TOT returns for STRs can now be submitted online, by phone, and by mail to simplify monthly reporting. To submit a TOT online, please click on the link below.


              Please note, the City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to administer TOT for all STRs.


              New BBQ Restrictions Issued for Bidwell Park


              Effective immediately, all fires using wood or other materials are prohibited in existing BBQs within Bidwell Park. Only charcoal or gas BBQs in designated BBQ facility areas will be allowed and only during daylight hours. No fires are allowed after dark. In addition, open flame fires not in designated BBQs and smoking are prohibited in Bidwell Park and other City Parks and greenways. Click here for more information.


              Portions of South Side of Upper Bidwell Park Reopen


              Although most of the south side of Upper Bidwell Park will remain closed due to the Stoney Fire, the City will be reopening portions of the park that are not in the active Fire area. The portion of Annie Bidwell Trail from the Centennial/Chico Canyon Road entrance to the Bidwell Park Golf Course to the Olive Orchard only are open. Ten Mile House Road will also be reopened to hikers and bikers, but access to the Annie Bidwell, Pine, and Guardians trails from the road will be closed. Click here for more information.