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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.


The City's Water Pollution Control Plant needs your help to keep Wastewater free from pharmaceuticals and personal care products:

Every day the average adult uses nine personal care products containing 126 unique compounds that could end up in our wastewater. Wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to remove these chemicals during treatment. You can help by simply not flushing unused medication down the toilet. There are several alternative ways to dispose of harmful products. This Saturday, April 26, 2014, the National “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" is being held in Chico at the Enloe Medical Center, 560 Cohasset Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For other options and more detailed information, please read the press release.


Utility Users Tax (UUT) Refund Program 2014:

The City of Chico Finance Department will be accepting applications between May 1 and June 30, 2014 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, 2013 and April 30, 2014. Income eligibility requirements for the program are determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development low income guidelines. Click here for the Refund Application. The City will issue checks for all Refunds (please allow up to 3 weeks for processing your refund).


Community Development Department User Fee Study Available:

A User Fee Study of the City’s fees for various development-related applications and permits has been completed and is available for public review. The Study establishes the actual cost of providing the services, and compares this cost to revenue under the current fee structure.  The report addresses application fees, permit fees, and other miscellaneous charges occurring primarily in the Community Development Department. Click here to review the Chico User Fee Study.


Housing Element Update:

A draft Housing Element document is available for public review. The Housing Element is considered the primary policy document to guide the development, rehabilitation, and preservation of housing for all economic segments of the City's population.  The HCD comments will be included as part of the public hearing and approval process later in the year. Click here to review www.chicohousingelement.com.