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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.


Airport Commissioner Recruitment :

The Chico City Council is seeking applications from volunteers to serve on the Airport Commission due to an unscheduled vacancy with a term expiring in January 2016. Applicants must be residents of the City of Chico and a qualified voter (18 years or older).  The Airport Commission has the power and duty to operate and maintain all airports and airport properties belonging to, or under control of the City; and currently meets quarterly on the last Tuesday in January, April, July and October at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber Building.  An application and supplemental questionnaire must be completed for this position. All applications, with required supplementals are due by May 5, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office, City Municipal Building, 411 Main Street. The City Council will make its appointment at their May 19, 2015 meeting.

Utility User's Tax (UUT) Refund Program begins May 1:

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 for the annual UUT Refund Program. The Refund Program offers low income rate payers a refund on taxes paid for gas, electric, water and telecommunications services paid between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.  Read this for more detailed information including income levels.


City of Chico Draft HUD Consolidated Plan available:

The draft HUD Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019 is available for review and comment through May 5, 2015. Please visit the Housing page for more details and comment submission deadlines.

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.