(241) Chico


(530) 332-2800


413 Southgate Avenue
Chico , CA 95928


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.

Additionally, the Chico Communications Center dispatches for Butte, Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, and Colusa Counties. We offer a number of programs designed to keep you safe on the road and on the highway. Contact our office for in formation on how to safely install a car safety seat, teach new drivers the challenges of the road, or learn some 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, its structure, its services, and the men and women that serve your local communities.
The Chico Area has a diverse workforce comprised of 29 sworn officers, 23 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. You have entrusted 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.


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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