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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 recruiting residents to serve on the Arts Commission:

The Chico City Council just concluded a restructuring of the Arts Commission and is now seeking to fill four seats on this commission. Three seats will serve through 2018 and one seat will serve through the remainder of 2016. The Arts Commission will serve as the advisory body on aesthetic treatments, memorials, gifts, and tourism related items. Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and qualified voters (18 years or older). An application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed for this position. For more information and application materials, visit our Boards and Commissions page. All applications, with required supplementals are due by February 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office, City Municipal Building, 411 Main Street.

Check Before You Light program ends on February 28:

City of Chico residents must always check burning restrictions throughout the winter for no-burndays. The Check Before You Light season runs from November 1 through February 28, each year.  Please remember to check today's air quaility by visiting the check-before-you-light website before using a fireplace or woodburning stove. For more information visit the Butte County Air Quality Management District website for ways to receive notifications on no-burn days.

CDBG Public Service Grants 2016-2017 application available

Applications will be available at the end of January and an application workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on February 2, 2016. Applications are due by February 23, 2016. Check the Housing and Neighborhood Services page soon for more information!


Caper Acres Renovation project donations:

The Limited Edition Jake Early Caper Acres Kleen Kanteen is now available for purchase. Proceeds go directly to the Caper Acres renovation project. For more information and details about the renovation project and how you can help, please visit Caper Acres Renovation.