Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 10-28-20

Upcoming Deadlines

October 30, 2020    Deadline to enroll in Private Hazard Tree Removal Program

December 4, 2020  Private Program “Cut by” Deadline.  By this date, property owners must cut their hazardous trees and remove them from their property. In the Town, properties must also be certified clear of trees by this date



Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6pm      

Community Information Meeting

Focus: Long Term Recovery Plan Progress

Attend: Virtually or in-person at 6491 Clark Road

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,306 Building Permit Applications Received

1,168 Building Permits issued

426  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

265 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

216 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

70   Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)


Enrollment in the Private Hazard Tree Removal Program ends on October 30th

Deadlines are approaching for hazardous tree removal! If you haven’t enrolled in any program and you wish to remove your hazardous trees yourself, please contact certified arborists to ensure they can remove your trees before December 4th – the deadline for assessing, marking, cutting, and removing trees from your property. Properties in the Town of Paradise also need to be certified clear of hazardous trees through a compliance inspection or signed Inspection Access Form by this date in the Private Program. If you are able to contract with an arborist in time, please enroll in the Private Program by October 30th by calling the Tree ROE Center at 530.552.3030. Or, enrollment in the Government Hazard Tree Removal is still open. Visit for more information.

Transportation Study Funded by EDA Grant

The Town of Paradise took a major step forward in recovery this week with the award of $1.8 million from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a comprehensive transportation study.  This study will conduct a holistic analysis of the Paradise transportation network and will outline critical gaps in infrastructure, conflicts, pinch points and other barriers to potential future evacuation events.  Using this information, the study will identify priorities and a plan for town-wide safety and circulation improvements. 

What’s New:

  • Assessments are Underway in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program. Step 1 in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program has begun. Arcadis and their subcontractors MGE and Davey – the certified arborists contracted for assessments in the Government Program – are on private property with ROEs in place assessing and marking trees for removal. As trees are assessed and marked, they are entered into a database to be tracked through the removal process. Tree removal will begin when tree-felling contracts are finalized under the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program. If you have questions about markings on your trees, please call the Tree Advocates at the Town of Paradise and we can share some common markings from the various tree removal programs now underway. Tree Advocates can be reached at 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163 or

  • Camp Fire Remembrance

    Please join us the weekend of Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th for remembrance events in Paradise. For more information visit

    • November 6th:

      Paradise Revival Festival

    • November 7th:

      Paradise Revival Festival

      Oak and Native Tree Giveaway

    • November 8th:

      A Time to Reflect at 11:08am

      The Hope of Daffodils Art Show

      Ridge Wellness Project

      Joy Will Find a Way Film

  • Tree Program Questions?  Contact our Tree Advocates!

    Do you own property in Paradise and haven’t yet enrolled in one of the Hazard Tree Removal Programs?

    Call                 (530) 8726291 x162 or 163


    Visit                Paradise Town Hall Tree Window at 5555 Skyway

  • Government Hazard Tree Removal Update: The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program is currently in the field assessing properties for hazardous trees (see attached flyer for details). The tree felling has not yet begun as CalRecycle works through the contracting process. The Town of Paradise will update property owners on the status of tree felling under Government Program as information becomes available from the State.

    Download your ROE or inspection Access form here.  You can mail the form to PO Box 3390   Chico, CA 95927-3390 or email to  For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.

    Tree Questions? Do you own property in Paradise and haven’t yet enrolled in one of the Hazard Tree Removal Programs? Call or email our Town of Paradise Tree Advocates: 530.872.6291 x162 and x163 or email

  • Are you a new property owner in Paradise?

    Congratulations on purchasing property in the Town of Paradise! If you are rebuilding, we want to make sure you are informed on lot upkeep during the process. Please contact the Town of Paradise if you have any questions regarding weed or tree removal on your property. If you wish to have your hazardous trees removed in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, please call the Tree ROE Center at 530.552.3030.

  •   The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) Continues to Be Open.  The BRC continues to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those seeking to rebuild.  The Center is open by appointment only and masks are required. Appointments for permitting, building questions, inspections, planning and septic are available same day or next day.  The Rebuild Advocates are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call 530.872.6291 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

  • Have questions regarding your rebuild? Rebuild Advocates are here to help! If you need help navigating the rebuild process, the Town of Paradise has Rebuild Advocates available to assist. They can help with the following: Navigating insurance, FEMA or SBA, understanding additional financing options, selecting a contractor, submitting plants, or any part of the rebuild process. They are available at the Building Resiliency Center by appointment only. Please call 530.872.6291 x429 x430 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

Make it Paradise Newsletter

This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise.  Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.

Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.