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Free Energy Code training opportunity for the public:

The Building Division will be hosting a FREE 2016 California Energy Code Update training session on January 26th, 2017. The training is geared toward Developers, Architects, Engineers, Specifiers, Energy Consultants, and Plans Examiners. This is the first in a series of trainings dedicated to the Energy Code Requirements that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. For more information on this free training opportunity, please click here.


    Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board Recruitment:

    The City of Chico is seeking volunteers to serve on the Architectural Review and Historic Preservation Board and invites all interested citizens to apply. Interested applicants must have a demonstrated interest or knowledge of historic preservation, American studies, or other historic preservation-related disciplines. Currently, the Board meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Building, 421 Main Street. Deadline for filing is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Please call 896-7250 if you have any questions. The following application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed for this postion:

  • Application - Click here
  • Supplemental Questionnaire - Click here
  • Instructions - Click here
  • AP&P 10-1 Board and Commission Policy and Procedures - Click here


Community Development Block Grant applications available on January 3, 2017:

Community Development Block Grant applications for 2017-2018 Public Services funding will be available beginning January 3, 2017. Check the Housing and Neighborhood Services page for current



    Leaf pickup program ended on Monday, January 2, 2017:

    The City of Chico Public Works Department annual leaf pickup program, has now ended. The City asks that residents no longer place leaf piles in the street after this date. The purpose of the program was to collect leaves from City street trees in the public right-of-way to prevent clogged storm drains and potential flooding, and to help keep the roadway and bike lanes clear. For more guidelines regarding the program, please read the press release.


Online Inspection Scheduling for Building Permits:

The Building Division is now accepting inspection requests online. Register for a free account with our online Permit Manager site to request inspections, view inspection results, and more. Requests can be made up until 11:59 pm for the following business day (same day is not available online). To get started with Permit Manager, click here. For assistance, contact the Building Division at (530) 879-6700.