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Utility User’s Tax Refund Program Now Active!

Applications accepted May 1 - June 30, 2021

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The City of Chico Finance Office will be accepting Utility User’s Tax (UUT) Refund application forms between May 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 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, 2020 and April 30, 2021. See the application for more information about income levels and other requirements.

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2021-2022 Annual Plan Input Needed

The City of Chico is seeking public participation in the development of the City’s 2021-22 Annual Plan for the use of federal housing and community development funds.

The Annual Plan sets forth the City’s plans for the expenditure of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) program funds that will be awarded to the City by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Chico is entitled to receive an annual award of these funds in an amount determined by the federal government. The City has not yet received any estimates from HUD regarding its 2021-22 awards.

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City of Chico Begins Enforcement of Orders

Effective immediately and upon direction of the City Council, the City of Chico has begun enforcement of the Governor's and State Health Officer's orders pertaining to COVID-19.

These orders include the wearing of face coverings in public spaces when physical distancing is not possible, ensuring businesses are abiding by the closure of indoor operations due to Butte County being added to the State’s watch list, and ensuring those businesses authorized to remain open are abiding by the State’s prescribed protocols.

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City Temporarily Expands Outside Commerce for Non-Food Establishments

Emergency orders temporarily allows non-food businesses to expand commerce outdoors on private and public property.

In order to assist local businesses impacted by State Public Health Orders, the City of Chico has issued Emergency Order 2020-004 temporarily expanding outdoor commerce for non-food businesses on private property.

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Pre-approved ADU plans now available!

The City of Chico now has a series of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) plans designed, plan checked and available pre-approved...free of charge!

With grant funds secured from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (SB 2 “Building Homes and Jobs Act”), the City of Chico had a series of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) plans designed, plan checked and available pre-approved to the public for use free of charge.

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City Temporarily Expands Outdoor Dining at Existing Food Establishments

Emergency order issued to allow food establishments to use their private space for outdoor dining. City also highlights process to use public space for outdoor dining.

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Due to COVID-19 and Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent actions closing indoor dining at restaurants, the City of Chico has issued Emergency Order 2020-002 temporarily expanding outdoor dining at existing restaurants.

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Welcome to the City of Chico!

On July 1, 2020, we welcome the communities of Chapman and Mulberry to the Chico City limits through the Chapman Neighborhood Annexation.

Welcome to the beautiful City of Chico!

The communities of Chapman and Mulberry were recently added to the City of Chico through the Chapman Neighborhood Annexation. As a result, the City is now providing their municipal services. Below are summaries and contact numbers for key services provided by the City.

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Community Connect

Chico Fire-Rescue's new program that helps the community provide critical information to First Responders.

Community Connect

The Chico Fire Department is excited to announce a new program, Community Connect, that allows them to protect our community in even more effective ways. It is a free, secure, and easy way for our residents to provide critical information about their households to First Responders. 

Sign up for Community Connect

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Engaged Chico

The City of Chico's online citizen engagement tool. Join in discussions, weigh in on city plans and more, because your voice matters.

Engaged Chico is an online citizen engagement tool providing citizens of Chico with a new and convenient way to have greater access to our elected officials and city staff. Citizens can easily provide feedback, suggest ideas, learn about upcoming projects planned for the City, and most importantly, have additional ways to be heard at actual Council meetings. This program also allows citizens to easily contribute, vote on and prioritize ideas using a customized website dedicated to community idea sharing.

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