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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 of Chico has several programs and departments that benefit from donations given through North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) and the annual Annie B fundraising drive. A few examples are Community Grant Program 2016 Grantees, Bidwell Park - Chico Parks Division, and North Valley Housing Trust. You can click any of these links to donate directly to a specific program. For general information, or the ability to donate to multiple programs, visit the NVCF website.
Lifeguard Hours Changing at Sycamore Pool:
New hours for lifeguards are from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, but there will be no lifeguards on duty Mondays through Fridays. In addition, Labor Day will mark the end of the swim season at Sycamore Pool. Labor Day Monday will be the last day the pool is staffed with lifeguards. For more information, please contact the Parks Division at 530-896-7800 or visit our Bidwell Park web page.
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 to request inspections, view inspection results, and more. Requests can be made up until 11:59 pm for the following business day (online only). To get started with Permit Manager, click here. For assistance, contact the Building Division at (530) 879-6700.
City Council Nomination Period Has Closed:
The Nomination period to take out papers to run for City Council has now closed. There are 11 official candidates for the four seats that will be considered at the November 8, 2016 election. For more information regarding the nominees, please click here.