About City of Biggs
Where the People Own the Water and the Power
The City of Biggs is a full-service, general law city with a population of 1,707 located in the fertile farmlands of the Sacramento Valley about an hour north of Sacramento. Known as the "heart of rice country," Biggs is approximately 25 miles south of the City of Chico and 25 miles north of Yuba City, just off State Route 99, at an elevation of 93 feet. Biggs is approximately four miles north of the City of Gridley. View map.
In addition to providing municipal police, fire and public works services, the city also operates its own electric utility. Biggs partners with the City of Gridley for police, animal control and electric utility maintenance services and with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) for fire services. The current annual budget is $3 million, with a full-time workforce of 9 positions.
The City of Biggs is located in the heart of rice county in the Northern Sacramento Valley of California. Rice lands and orchards -- mostly walnut -- surround the city on all sides. The pastoral landscape is dotted with rice dryers and rice mills. One of America's largest rice mills (SunWest Milling, Inc) is located in Biggs.
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Biggs is just 15 minutes from the Oroville Airport and Business Park. Lake Oroville and the Thermalito Recreation Area are only minutes away offering a full range of boating and other water recreational activities. Click here for more info about Lake Oroville.
Biggs is at the center California’s premiere waterfowl and bird hunting area, with many renowned public and privately maintained hunting areas available in the immediate area. A favorite visitor attraction is the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.
Biggs is a growing community, where inexpensive housing, one of the lowest property tax rates in the state, a low crime rate, mild winters and warm summers, and neighbors that care about each other make this an excellent location to raise a family. A local government with a "customer service" attitude makes Biggs a welcome spot for businesses wishing to take advantage of its excellent climate and location.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the address for City Hall?
465 C Street, P.O. Box 307, Biggs, CA 95917-0307.
What is the City Hall phone number? Fax number?
The main telephone number for the City Hall is (530) 868-5493 and fax (530) 868-5239.
Do City of Biggs residents pay any special taxes or fees?
There are two special assessments or special taxes collected via levy on the Butte County property tax bill. One is to keep the emergency room at the Gridley/Biggs Hospital open and the other is to help support Schohr Pool, the public pool in Biggs.
What is the fee for returned checks?
Do you have any information on schools?