The Law Office of Joe VanDervoort and Geoff Dulebohn

Butte County Jail Reporting Instructions


Certain fish and game violations may include jail time. If you are required to report to jail, the following instructions will help you.


  • Bring your copy of the court paperwork – usually your probation or sentencing order.
  • Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing.
  • If you are reporting on a Friday night, you may want to come in earlier in the day to avoid the rush.
  • If, for some emergency reason, you cannot report on your designated date, call the jail at 538-7471 and press 0.
  • In case of illness, call the above number and come in the following day with a written medical excuse from a medical doctor.
  • Do not bring any personal property.  This includes jewelry (plain wedding bands are allowed), books or cash. Any cash over a dollar will be returned to you with a check.
  • Lockers are available in the main lobby for 25 cents (quarters only).
  • Prearrange your ride home. You may want to bring a bus ticket or be prepared to place a collect call.


Directions from Chico to Butte County Jail in Oroville

  • Take Hwy 99 south to Hwy 149
  •  Hwy 149 to Hwy 70
  •  HWY 70 to Garden Drive exit
  •  Turn left on Garden Drive to Table Mountin Boulevard
  • Turn right on Table Mountain Boulevard to County Center Drive
  • Turn right on County Center Drive
  • Turn left onto Sheriffs Access Road
  • Follow signs for jail parking

Jail Phone Number: (530) 538-7471

If you are seriously lost or late for a good reason, please contact our office immediately at (530) 538-2239.

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