Administrative Services Department
The City of Chico’s Administrative Services Department consists of the Finance and Information Systems departments.
The City of Chico contracts for legal services with the law firm of Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin, with Senior Partner Vincent C. Ewing designated as City Attorney. He manages all legal matters (litigation and transactional) for the City and advises the City Council, City departments, and advisory bodies.
The City Attorney’s Office serves as the legal counsel to the City of Chico government and does not represent or provide legal advice to citizens, groups, or other entities.
Welcome to the City Clerk's Department!
The City Clerk’s Department is the link that connects the residents of Chico to their government.
The mission of the City Manager’s Office is to provide professional, ethical and trusted leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives approved by the City Council; to develop and recommend alternative solutions to community problems as identified by Council; to plan and develop new programs to meet the future needs of the City; to prepare the annual budget; and to foster trust and pride in city government by providing excellent customer service, building a sustainable government structure, and effectively and efficiently directing City operations.
Community Development Department
The Community Development Department is responsible for the Planning, Building, Housing, Code Enforcement and GIS division functions.
Proudly Serving Chico Since 1873
To provide the highest quality fire, rescue, and emergency services to the Chico community in a caring and professional manner.
Human Resources & Risk Management
“Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, the Human Resources Department recruits, develops and retains a high performing and diverse workforce and fosters a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for employees, their families, departments, and the public. We do this by being fair, knowledgeable, professional and approachable to ensure that the City of Chico is an employer of choice.”
Parks & Outdoors
Living in Chico is a dream for those who love the outdoors. Winters are generally mild with lows dipping into the 20’s during the coldest months with highs touching the low 100’s during the hottest. No matter the time of year, there is always something to get you outside.
If you have an EMERGENCY call 911
For in-progress incidents, call 9-1-1. For cold incidents (incidents that did not just occur and there is no immediate threat) where a weapon was used or you have suspect information, call (530) 895-4911 our 24-hour non-emergency phone number.
For all other types of crime reporting, please use our online reporting system “COPLOGIC” to submit your report. Click here to start:
We build, manage, and protect the City’s largest asset, public infrastructure, for the use and enjoyment of our Chico community.