A comprehensive list of all City of Chico departments.


City Attorney

The City contracts for attorney services with the firm of Colantuono, Highsmith, Whatley PC. Andrew Jared serves as the City’s designated City Attorney.


City Manager

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.


Fire Department

Proudly Serving Chico Since 1873

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Our Mission

To provide the highest quality fire, rescue, and emergency services to the Chico community in a caring and professional manner.


Human Resources & Risk Management

Shaking Hands

“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

Bidwell Park Trail

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.


Police Department

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:

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Public Works

We build, manage, and protect the City’s largest asset, public infrastructure, for the enjoyment of the community.

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