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Public Safety

Welcome to Public Safety
No municipal service is more important than protecting public safety. The City of Biggs' approach to safety starts with prevention through 24-hour police patrolling, standards in planning and construction, and enforcement of City codes. Biggs is carefully preparing for contingency response through emergency planning, back-up equipment and facilities, safe-guarded utilities, and broad communications tools. Police and fire protection teams are well-trained, well-equipped, and consistently within a few minutes' response.
Butte County Sheriff
Law Enforcement Services     For Emergencies, Dial 911
July 1, 2020, The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) began providing law enforcement services in the City of Biggs.  This includes 24/7 law enforcement and response, as well as 911/ public safety dispatch services, records management, evidence/property management, and criminal investigation services.  The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is utilizing a combination of BCSO personnel to provide law enforcement services to the City of Biggs, which will include Designated Area Deputies (DADS), patrol deputies, and a newly created position of Sheriff Community Service Officer (SCSO). Our SCSO will work throughout the city in an effort to prevent criminal activity and identify public safety risks. When our SCSO is not out in the community, the SCSO will be working in an office located inside Biggs City Hall.   
BCSO is looking forward to providing exemplary law enforcement services to the citizens of Biggs and will work diligently to help keep the city beautiful, clean and safe.
Contact information: 
Butte County Sheriff’s Office 
5 Gillick Way, Oroville, CA 95965 (main office)
      For Emergencies, Dial 911, to report a crime in progress  
530-538-7321 Non-emergency.
Note the following Auto Attendant options:
1. List of Deputies
2. Jail
3. Records Division for CCW, Live scan.
4. Incident Reports: to request past crime reports, accident reports.
5. Civil: Service of restraining orders and other orders. 
6. Investigations. 
7. Coroner
8. DISPATCH - to report non-emergency situations. arrow to the left
0. Attendant. 
email   (for non-emergency general inquiries)
Calling 911 from a Cellular Phone: Cell phones are not tied to a specific location. The 911 system will not know your exact location. You might first be routed to CHP. Be prepared to ask for Butte County Sheriff. 
Here you can find: All public logs, Look up specific neighborhoods and types of crimes committed there, View all BCSO press releases, Request a Vacation Check, Request additional patrols, Register home security cameras
    (Alarm Permit is REQUIRED for any alarm system in the City of Biggs) .
Butte County Sheriff Vehicle
City of Biggs Fire Department
Biggs partners with CalFire for top-notch fire protection and medical response in the City of Biggs and its surrounding area.  Outdoor Burn Permits are always required. 
Biggs Fire Station
434 B Street
Biggs, CA 95917
530-868-5834 (non emergency)
Butte County HQ
176 Nelson Ave
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-7111 (non emergency)
For Emergencies, Dial 911
CalFIRE engine

See It, Report It!

If you are aware a crime is being or has been committed in Biggs, please notify the Butte County Sheriff's Department. If it is not a 911 emergency, you can call 530-538-7321 to make a report 24 hours a day. The eyes a of local citizens can make the difference in effectively preventing and responding to law enforcement problems.
Law Enforcement cannot address issues that they are not aware of.  
See it, Hear it, Report it
Code Enforcement
For City municipal code issues, please contact Biggs Code Enforcement. You can remain anonymous, or you can identify yourself and receive follow-up communication from the city code enforcement officer.
Code Enforcement program involves two major categories as set forth in the Biggs Municipal Code by the City Council:
1) The enforcement of City planning and development codes such as setbacks, building heights, fences, accessory structures, and building without permits.
2) The City’s public nuisance, streets and roads, and public health codes that involve neighborhood health and safety problems like, outdoor marijuana cultivation, abandoned appliances, and household garbage not contained within the waste bins. Code enforcement also includes visual blight such as broken windows, yard debris, excessive weeds, parking vehicles on un-improved surfaces, and disabled or unattended vehicles.
The goals of Code Enforcement go beyond simple enforcement of the Biggs Municipal Code. Other goals include health and safety of citizens, improving quality of life in the City and preserving and improving property values. 
For information about reporting a code enforcement violation, or responding to a letter from the code enforcement officer, please see our FAQ's , call, email or use this FORM.
Code Enforcement 
465 C Street
PO Box 307
Biggs, CA 95917
(530) 868-5447   Email
Code Enforcement
Animal Control Services  530-552-3888
The mission of Butte County Animal Control (BCAC) is to protect, promote and enhance the health, safety and quality of life for the County's animals and citizens. We do this through education, community collaboration and the enforcement of animal related laws and ordinances. BCAC is closed weekends and holidays, however you can leave a message after-hours in the case of an emergency. Officers are on call to respond to emergency calls only from 8:00am to 4:00 pm on these days.
Dog Licenses are issued from Biggs City Hall, 465 C Street, Biggs, 530-868-5493
Butte County Animal Services
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except holidays)