Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 webpage, our official City social media accounts, and other credible sources of news for the most current updates and information.


The State has moved Butte County in to the Orange Tier (Tier 3). Learn more about how this affects modifications to local businesses and activities.

The City of Chico is monitoring the level of risk of COVID-19 to the public in coordination with the City’s Health Officer and the Butte County Public Health Department.

We will provide updates as they become available. City personnel are working daily to protect our community. We urge our residents to follow state recommendations including regular hand washing, staying home if you are feeling ill, maintaining social distancing, and calling your health practitioner if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, and headaches/body aches). Please note, information regarding this topic may change quickly, and we will update both this page and our City of Chico Social Media channels as information changes.



What City facilities and programs are open?

We encourage the community to use our online services whenever possible.


City facilities, including City Hall, the Chico Police Department, and the Parks & Public Works Office are open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.


What City facilities and programs are closed?


City Hall, the Chico Police Department, and the Parks & Public Works Office are open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The City has installed a gray drop box in the City Hall parking lot for deliveries and payments.

The front lobby at the Chico Police Department is now closed. The business (non-emergency) line is (530) 897-4900. Livescan fingerprint services for the general public at the Chico Police Department has been suspended until further notice.

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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.

Photo of Outdoor Dining Patio

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.


Public Safety

A message from the Chico Police Department:

Chico Police is still actively handling calls for service and responding to crimes in progress. Our communications center is asking the public to disclose any medical conditions when they call for police and fire services so that we can make sure First Responders have the appropriate personal protective equipment and to reduce any potential exposure.


Parklet installations begin!

The City of Chico continues looking for ways for local businesses to adjust to State closures.

The City of Chico is continuing our work helping local businesses adjust and adapt to the state’s closure of indoor dining. New safety barriers were yesterday for the creation of “parklets” - expanding outdoor dining areas for our downtown restaurants.

We’d like to thank both Knife River construction for donating and installing the k-rail barriers, and to Slater & Sons for donating water barriers to help keep diners safe. We’d also like to thank the Downtown Chico Business Association and their partnership with the City to help implement the parklet concept.

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