Butte County Jail and Court Information

County Jail

The Butte County Detention Center is a 614-bed correctional facility located in the city of Oroville, CA. The largest California facility of its kind north of Sacramento, the Butte County Jail maintains an average daily population of 580+ inmates. Butte County “guests” include men and women awaiting adjudication for misdemeanor and felony crimes, along with those currently serving a post-conviction sentence.

Oroville is located a little over 65 miles north of Sacramento off of CA-70. The physical address and main phone number of the Butte County Jail is:

33 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 538-7471


County Inmate Search Information

The Butte County Sheriff's Office provides an online booking log that can help you determine if your friend or loved one has been taken into custody at the jail. The inmate locater log provides an updated list of “public bookings,” identifying arrestees by name and date of birth and including the date of arrest, criminal charges, and booking number. Alternatively, you are free to call the jail at (530) 538-7471 to request inmate information.

County Jail Visitation

Visiting days at the Butte County Detention Center are Saturday and Sunday. Each inmate is permitted two 45-minute visits each week. A group of people can share a visitation session, but only one adult at a time can visit.

Visitation is scheduled according to the housing unit, with visiting hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The downloadable visiting schedule provides complete details. You do not need to make an appointment ahead of time, but plan to allow 20-30 minutes for pre-registration and for your loved one to be escorted to the visiting area.

There is a list of rules for visitors, as follows:

  • Visitors under the age 18 must be in the company of a parent or legal guardian.

  • Children must be supervised, and disruptive children may be removed from the visiting area.

  • All adult visitors must present a valid government-issued photo ID.

  • No food or beverages in the visiting center.

  • Do not bring in items for the inmate (other than medication that has been authorized by the jail's medical staff).

  • Video and audio recording devices and all types of deadly weapons are strictly prohibited.

  • If you are on parole or were released from jail in the past 30 days, you are not allowed to visit. A convicted felon must have advanced written permission from the jail administrator to visit.

  • The jail's dress code specifies no suggestive or revealing clothing, and you must wear shirts and shoes.

Local Law Enforcement

  • California Highway Patrol 995 Fir Street, Chico 95927-6301

  • Butte County Sheriff's Department 33 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

  • Chico Police Department 1460 Humboldt Road, Chico, CA 95928

  • Paradise Police Department 5595 Black Olive Drive, Paradise, CA 95969

  • Oroville Police Department 2055 Lincoln Street, Oroville, CA 95965

  • Gridley-Biggs Police Department 685 Kentucky Street, Gridley, CA 95948

Butte County Jail

35 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Superior Court

  • Chico Courthouse 655 Oleander Ave.,Chico, CA 95926

  • Butte Courthouse One Court Street, Oroville, CA 95965

  • Paradise Courthouse (Currently Closed) 747 Elliott Road, Paradise, CA 95969