Welcome to the City of Chico!
On July 1, 2020, 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.
The Police Department (530-897-4900) provides patrol, traffic, investigations, and animal control (530-879-4960) functions, and also stresses crime prevention through a community outreach program.
House Watch Program
A program that may be of interest to you is the House Watch Program. If you are absent for an extended period of time (e.g., vacation), the Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) will make periodic checks on your residence. To schedule a House Watch, contact the VIPS at 530-897-5861.
The Fire Department (530-897-3400) provides fire suppression, performs rescue and emergency medical services, provides safety inspections, and has an active public education program.
We invite you to share your household information through our Community Connect program, helping us build a safer community through prevention, preparedness, and response.
Public Works Department
The Public Works Department is divided into two arms, Engineering & Development (530-879-6900) and Operations & Maintenance (Parks/Street Trees 530-896-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Operations & Maintenance 530-894-4200 or email@example.com).
Engineering & Development is responsible for engineering for transportation, traffic, development, sewer and storm drain, right-of-way and capital project services.
Operations & Maintenance is responsible for wastewater treatment, right-of-way and street cleaning maintenance, parks & open spaces, street trees & public plantings, traffic safety, underground, fleet services, buildings & facilities maintenance and the Chico Municipal Airport.
Community Development Department
The Community Development Department includes a number of divisions, including Planning (530-879-6800), Housing (530-879-6300), Code Enforcement (530-879-6330), and Building (530-879-6700).
Planning administers the City’s land use and development regulations. Housing oversees the City’s housing programs and related community development activities. Code Enforcement responds to community concerns regarding code compliance and nuisance issues. Building is responsible for ensuring building construction is in compliance with applicable building safety codes.
City Administration includes the City Manager’s Office (530-896-7200); the City Attorney’s Office (530-896-7600); the City Clerk’s Office (530-896-7250), staff for the Council; and the Finance Office (530-879-7300), which carries out the City’s financial responsibilities, including business and dog licensing.
Benefits of Annexation
The benefits of annexation include the availability of City sewer service, improved police service, potential increased use of your parcel when connected to City sewer service, and the right to vote in all City elections and to serve on City boards and commissions. We are happy that your are part of our community and are here to help at the above numbers should you have any questions.