Finance Department

Finance Front Counter

The City of Chico Finance Department is responsible for managing the City’s financial operations; including the accounting of all revenues and expenditures, the preparation and administration of the City’s annual budget, and providing customer service to the Chico community.

Finance Front Counter Hours

   Walk-ins:  8:30am – 4:30pm 
   Walk-ins: 8:30am – 12:00pm
   Appointment only: 1:00pm – 4:30pm 
   Appointment only: 8:30am – 12:00pm
   Walk-ins: 1:00pm – 4:30pm 
   Walk-ins: 8:30am – 12:00pm
   Appointment only: 1:00pm – 4:30pm 
Friday – Closed 

City Hall First Floor
411 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928

Contact Information

  • General Information  …………..(530) 879-7300
  • Administrative Citations ……….(530) 879-7320
  • Accounts Payable  ……………..(530) 879-7340
  • Licenses & Permits  ……………..(530) 879-7320
  • Parking Citations ………………..(800) 828-3551
  • Parking Permits ………………….(530) 879-7320
  • Short Term Rentals  ……………..(530) 767-1017
  • Transient Occupancy Tax …….(530) 879-7320

Quick Links

Financial Reports
Purchase Agreements


Notice of Unclaimed Funds

Notice is hereby given that the City of Chico has been holding funds for the following persons for three years or more.  If said funds are not claimed by 6/30/22, these funds will become property of the City of Chico.  The funds may be released to the depositor, their heir, beneficiary, or duly appointed representative provided a claim form has been completed with the necessary information establishing entitlements to the funds. 

List of Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed Checks Claim Form


Utility User’s Tax (UUT) Refund Program Begins May 1, 2022

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting applications between May 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 for the annual UUT Refund Program.

The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting UUT Refund Application forms between May 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 for the annual UUT Refund Program. The Refund Program offers low income rate payers a refund on taxes paid for gas, electric, water and telecommunications services paid between May 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. See the UUT Refund Application for more information about income levels and other requirements.


Hotels & Short Term Rentals

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Hotel and short-term home sharing and/or vacation rental units arrangements require reporting of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to the City of Chico.

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