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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.


New! Online Inspection Requests for Building permits is now available:

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.


Utility Users Tax Information:

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 for the annual Utilities User Tax (UUT) Refund Program. The Refund Program offers low income rate payers a refund on taxes paid for gas, electric, water and telecommunication services paid between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016. Read this form for more detailed information including income levels.


Caper Acres Renovation project fundraisers:

The Limited Edition Jake Early Caper Acres Kleen Kanteen is now available for purchase as well as other events happening this spring. Proceeds go directly to the Caper Acresrenovation project. For more information and details about the Caper Acres renovation project and how you can help, please visit Caper Acres Renovation.


2016 City Election in November:

On November 8, 2016, voters will determine who will fill four Councilmember seats currently up for election. The term of office for these positions is four years. For more information regarding this election, please click here.