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"Smart Server Room in A Box" Request for Proposal (RFP) Announced

The City of Chico is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide design, build, andinstall services for a "Smart Server Room in A Box". To review the RFP details, please click HERE. Proposals are due no later than Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time.


The CodeRED mass notification system is used to alert Chico residents in the event of an emergency. The City encourages all residents to sign up to receive CodeRED notifications by phone (landline or mobile), text-message or email. Click here for more information.




The Chico City Council is seeking applications for volunteers to serve on a temporary Commercial Cannabis Advisory Committee. The work of the Committee may take 3 - 7 weeks, or as much time needed to complete its work. Dates and times of meetings will be determined by the Committee. Applicants are being recruited in the following areas of expertise:

  • Expert in cannabis industry with understanding of CA State regulations
  • Public Health representative
  • Local Business/Chamber of Commerce representative
  • DCBA representative
  • California State University Chico representative
  • Real Estate industry representative
  • Two community members at large

Applications can be found online. Click here

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, in the City Clerk's Office located on the Third Floor of the Chico Municipal Center, 411 Main Street. Applications can also be emailed to dani.rogers@chicoca.gov. The City Council will make its appointments at the regularly scheduled Council meeting on April 2, 2019 which begins at 6:00 p.m.




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.



              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.