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Sign up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts

The City of Chico utilizes the CodeRED mass notification system to alert Chico residents in the event of an emergency. We encourage all residents to SIGN UP to receive CodeRED notifications by phone (landline or mobile), text-message or email. Click here for more information.



Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


The CDBG Public Service Program funding application period is now open. Please visit the City Housing Division web page for the application and application instructions.




The official website for Camp Fire recovery.

Maps, Housing & Shelters, Animals, Re-Entry, Safety, Disaster Recovery Center, Debris Removal, Missing Persons, Mental Health & Wellness, Additional Resources, Donations & Volunteers


Ordinance of the Council of the City of Chico Prohibiting Price Gouging During and Following a Declared Emergency


              2018 Election Information - Click here.



              Leaf-Pickup Began November 1st


              The City of Chico Public Works Department began the annual leaf collection program on November 1, 2018. The last day for residents to place leaves in the street for collection is January 1, 2019. Leaves placed in the street by January 1st will be collected by the City by the end of January. Commercial and residential properties larger than a triplex are subject to certain restrictions. For more information, click here.



              Short Term Rentals (STRs)


              Short term home sharing and/or vacation rental-units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico. For the privilege of occupancy in any short term rental, each transient shall be subject to and shall pay a tax in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the rent charged by the operator. Operators are required to collect the tax and transmit it with a TOT return to the City monthly. TOT returns for STRs including appeals can now be submitted online, by phone, and by mail. To submit a TOT return or appeal online, please click on the link below.


              Please note, the City of Chico has contracted HdL Companies of Fresno, CA to administer TOT for all STRs.