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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 announces new Sustainability Website:

In keeping with its commitment to be a leader in sustainability, the City of Chico is pleased to announce that it has launched a new sustainability webpage, which can be accessed at www.chicosustainability.org. The website is an information hub for how residents and businesses can implement sustainable practices.  In addition, the website provides links to important City documents, such as the Climate Action Plan and the annual Sustainability Indicators Report. For contact or more information please refer to the press release.


City Plastic Bag Ordinance in 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. This ordinance goes into effect regardless of the pending State law referendum. Customers will have the option to bring their own bags of any type, or pay for recycled content paper bags. For more information and detailed facts about the ordinance please view our poster, download our brochure, or read our FAQs.

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.