Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 11-11-20

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,322 Building Permit Applications Received

1,194 Building Permits issued

445  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)


Camp Fire Remembrance

Paradise residents and community members spent the 2nd Anniversary of the Camp Fire in remembrance. It was a meaningful day where many came together in a variety of ways. A daffodil giveaway, sponsored by the Town of Paradise, Adventist Health and Déjà Vu Gardens Galore Nursery dispersed 2,000 daffodil bulbs to community members to be planted wherever they make their home. Local Artist Jess Mercer’s Ridge Wellness Project brought many to submit their letters of hope and well wishes. If you were unable to participate in either of these events, please see below for further opportunity:

–       Daffodil bulbs will be available at Deja Vu Gardens Galore Nursery of Paradise.

–       You can still email your letter or well wishes to participate in the Ridge Wellness Project by sending it to

Town of Paradise Tree Felling Update

To date, over 4,700 properties in the Town are enrolled in the Government Hazard Tree Removal program, with enrollment still open. An estimated 60,000 trees will be removed in this program.  Contracts with tree fellers have been signed and licensed timber operators are mobilizing resources. The Town is anticipating tree cutting to begin in the coming weeks.

What’s New:

  • PG&E Public Safety Power Shutdown Information Meeting

    PG&E representatives will discuss PG&E’s progress on undergrounding, Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) timeframes and plans for the future on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6pm at Paradise Alliance Church – 6491 Clark Rd.   Attendees will have the opportunity address PG&E with comments and questions.

  •   Ridge Wellness Project

    Letters and drawings are being compiled to make a book for the Ridge community by Jess Mercer. You can still send in your letter or drawing to participate in the Wellness Well and fill it with your recovery stories. Send yours to

  • 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

  • “Tree Window” to Assist Resident Now Open at Town Hall. The Town has opened a “tree window” at Town Hall to assist the public with hazard tree removal questions. Haven’t enrolled in a program yet and have questions? Stop by! It’s staffed by the Town’s Tree Advocates and is open M-Th from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

  • Government Hazard Tree Removal Program still open for enrollment: The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program is currently in the field assessing properties for hazardous trees. The program is still accepting Right of Entry (ROE) forms to enroll in the program.  Tree felling is expected to begin this month.  To enroll:

    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.

  • 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.