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Leaf pickup program begins October 31, 2016:

The City of Chico Public Works Department will officially begin the annual leaf collection program on Monday, October 31, 2016 and it will end on Monday, January 2, 2017. The purpose of the program is to collect leaves from City street trees in the public right-of-way to prevent clogged storm drains and potential flooding, and to help keep the roadway and bike lanes clear. For more guidelines regarding the program, please read the press release.


Parks Division moves out to 965 Fir Street:

In order to gain operating efficiencies and provide greater customer service for the public, the Public Works Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Park divisions will be consolidating office space

located at 965 Fir Street, starting Monday October 17th. Phone numbers will remain the same during normal business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm):

(530) 894-4200 Public Works Operations & Maintenance

(530) 896-7800 Park Division front desk


2016 General Municipal Election - Tuesday, November 8

The General Municipal Election will be held on the Tuesday, November 8, 2016. There are 11 official candidates for the four Council seats that will be considered at the November 8, 2016 election. In addition, three measures will also be decided by the voters. For more information regarding the election, please click here. 


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 site to request inspections, view inspection results, and more. Requests can be made up until 11:59 pm for the following business day (same day is not available online). To get started with Permit Manager, click here. For assistance, contact the Building Division at (530) 879-6700.