Contact Information:
Public Works


411 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Chico, CA 95928

P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927-3420

Office: (530) 879-6900

FAX: (530) 895-4731

Operations & Maintenance:

965 Fir Street

Chico, CA 95928

Office: (530) 894-4200

Parks Division

965 Fir St

PO Box 3420

Chico, CA 95927

Office: (530) 896-7800


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The former General Services Department which consisted of three divisions; Administration, Operations and Maintenance, and Park, are now part of the Public Works Department. However, the mission and goals of these divisions have remained as follows:

Mission Statement

To protect and manage public resources for the enjoyment of the citizens of Chico, to maintain safe streets, storm drains, and facilities for public use, and to establish sustainable management techniques that ensure availability of fully functional and efficient infrastructure, facilities, parks, and greenways for future generations.

Department Goals:

  • Provide excellent customer service and satisfaction.
  • Provide courteous professional services.
  • Maintain and enhance Public Infrastructure and Recreation facilities
  • Educate and inform the public of resource management goals and objectives.
  • Work collaboratively across unit lines.
  • Deliver projects and programs in a timely and cost effective manner.


This section of the Public Works Department has the responsibility for overall management and supervision of the Department’s personnel and resources. Some of the responsibilities of this Section include:

  • Budget and Contract Administration
  • Grants Administration
  • Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Public Works Department Sustainability programs

Operations and Maintenance

The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division is charged with maintaining and servicing the City’s streets, sanitary sewers, storm drains, traffic signals and lights, fleet and equipment, the Chico Municipal Airport and other public buildings and facilities. This Division is also responsible for the operation of the City’s Water Pollution Control Plant. The Division provides services in the following areas:

Park Division

The Park Division is charged with the stewardship of Bidwell Park, Chico’s urban forest, various parks and playgrounds, and other public landscape areas. The Division provides service in the following areas: