(241) Chico


(530) 332-2800


413 Southgate Avenue
Chico , CA 95928


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Chico Area and Communications Center are proud to serve northern Butte County providing safety, Service and Security to thousands of residents, commuters, and tourists each day. As part of the CHP’s Valley Division, our office patrols State Route 99, State Route 32, hundreds of miles of unincorporated county roadways, and 37 state facilities.

The Chico Communications Center dispatches for all or part of 10 counties, including: Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba. Additionally, we offer a number of programs designed to keep you safe on the road and on the highway.

Contact our office for information on how to safely install a car safety seat, teach new drivers the challenges of the road, or learn traffic safety tips. You can help us by driving defensively, obeying the posted speeds, not driving distracted, and being courteous on the road.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site, click Programs and Services above to learn more about the many traffic safety programs the CHP offers.

Commander’s Message:

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the California Highway Patrol Chico Area and Communications Center, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Web page. Within this site, you will find helpful information about our Area, our services, and the men and women who serve your local communities.

The Chico Area has a diverse workforce comprised of 27 sworn officers, 31 public safety dispatchers, and 5 civilian members. Every member is dedicated and responsible for providing the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the public, businesses, and visitors. Department personnel are paramount assets and through them we strive for excellence and professionalism through partnerships within our community, government entities, and allied agencies. We are constantly developing and participating in proactive community-based strategies in order to promote safe, vital, and healthy communities. Thank you for entrusting us with the education of traffic safety issues, enforcement of laws and regulations, and implementation of additional safety programs. To prove that we deserve your trust, we voluntarily submitted to an external, objective evaluation of departmental operations by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Our Department, Academy, and Communications Centers are proud to be internationally accredited through the CALEA Accreditation Program.

Whether you are traveling on the freeway, traversing a two-lane highway through farmlands, or visiting the local Department of Motor Vehicles, CHP officers are on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We seek your comments and concerns. You can contact us by calling the Chico Area office at (530) 332‐2800.·

​Social Media

Instagram @chp_chico


1-800-TELL-CHP for non-emergency purposes (e.g., accident reports, tow questions, CHP office locations, vehicle theft tips, community outreach programs).


The Chico CHP rotation program includes several Local Tow Companies.  Please call the Chico CHP Office at (530) 332-2800 for further information.
If your Vehicle has been towed by the California Highway Patrol, please contact the local CHP Area office for information.  You will need to provide the vehicle’s License Plate number or Vehicle Identification (VIN) number.


Chico CHP Senior Volunteers assist the CHP in providing enhanced public service to the community. This is an opportunity for senior citizens to make a definitive contribution towards improving public Safety Service and Security. The Senior Volunteer Program instills among participating volunteers an understanding and appreciation of the justice system, human relations, and ethics in the field of law enforcement. ​
Please contact your local CHP Area office for opportunities, or email the Volunteer Commander, Captain James Newberry at jnewberry@chp.ca.gov or call (916) 843-3210. 


Chico CHP office conducts several of the following educational classes as a service to our community:
·       Adult Distracted Driver Education
·       Distracted Driving Education For Teens
·       Age Well Drive Smart Class
·       Start Smart For Teens and Their Parents
Please contact the Chico CHP Area office at (530) 332-2800 for dates, times, locations, and sign up information.


Child safety seat inspections are conducted every Wednesday from 8:30am to 11:30am, no appointment necessary. 



Commercial vehicle sign-offs are conduced by appointment only.  Please contact the Chico Area office at (530) 332‐2800 to schedule an appointment with a commercial officer.


*VIN (vehicle identification number) INSPECTIONS*

VIN inspections are conducted by appointment only.  Please call (530) 332‐2800 to schedule an appointment. 

  • All inspections are conducted at the Chico CHP area office.

  • All inspections are by DMV referral only.



For local traffic complaints or concerns, please call the Chico Area office at (530) 332‐2800.



Road conditions for California roadways can be obtained by dialing 1-800-427-7623(ROAD) or by visiting http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi



Brake and light inspections are not conducted by CHP.  The following link has a list of brake and light inspection facilities by county. http://www.brakeandlightinspectionlocation.com/ 


​Butte County Superior Court

1775 Concord Ave.

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 892-9407


 8:30am to 4:00pm






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