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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.


Information about water use conservation programs:

The water utility for the Chico area is California Water Service Company and not the City of Chico. For further detailed and specific information regarding the latest drought restrictions, water budgets, reporting water waste, etc. visit Calwater/conservation. The CalWater website provides the latest information and rebates by district, as well as water conservation guidelines.

Picnic in the Plaza (PiP) Every Tuesday:

The City of Chico Park Division, and the Downtown Chico Business Association, invite you to join them for Picnic in the Plaza held every Tuesday from 11:30 - 1:00 pm. Bring a lunch or grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks and enjoy a variety of provided entertainment. To keep things interesting and exciting, the food trucks and type of entertainment will vary weekly. For more information about today's events, please contact the City of Chico at 896-7800 or visit the DCBA facebook page.

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.