Single Family Homes
1,356 Building Permit Applications Received
1,218 Building Permits issued
495 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
273 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received
222 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued
70 Multi-Family Unit Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
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. This deadline may be extended to February 1, 2021 for property owners who have contracted with a tree contractor by December 4 2020, even if the trees have not been removed by Dec. 4
December 31, 2020 Government Program Enrollment deadline. The Government Program has started removing trees as of Nov. 17, 2020.
Sat. Dec. 5, 2020, 5-7pm Annual Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive
Location: Start at Ace parking lot, travel west on Pearson and up Skyway to Holiday Market
Sat. Dec. 5, 2020, 5pm Holiday Tree Lighting
Location: Terry Ashe Park 6626 Skyway
Fri. and Sat. nights Holiday Drive-In Nights
In December Location: St. Thomas Moore Parking lot, 767 Elliott Rd.
Home Builders Resource Virtual Connection
An opportunity to connect rebuilders with the trades and resources needed to build in the Paradise community is once again taking place, with a virtual change. Companies will become accessible through a 2-minute video shared with community members who attend. A formal launch will be coming soon.
Annual Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive
A community event for all ages, the Annual Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive is taking place Saturday, December 5th from 5-7pm. Decorated trucks will compete for the judges vote at the Ace Hardware parking lot and then travel west on Pearson and up Skyway towards the Holiday Market.
Grant Funds and Low Interest Loans Available for Rebuilding
From Rebuild Paradise
Use their mapping tools to coordinate your surveys with neighbors to save money.
Apply for the Missing Middle Grant – save up to $5,000!
Apply for the Septic Infrastructure Grant – save up to $7,500!
Build a home from the Residential Floor Plan Library – save months of time in planning and save money on design costs + fees in permitting.
For more information visit https://www.rebuildparadise.org/.
From the Town of Paradise
Permit Fee Reduction Grant – Save 50% or $3,500 on permit fees
Town Home Reconstruction Program – Low-interest, deferred loan for income eligible property owners up to $150,000.
For more information visit https://www.townofparadise.com/index.php/residents/housing-programs
Drive-in Movie and Tree Lighting with Paradise Recreation and Parks District (PRPD)
PRPD will be hosting multiple opportunities to participate in holiday celebrations this year, with COVID restriction at the top of mind. On Saturday, December 5th, there will be a tree lighting ceremony taking place before the Truck Paradise of Lights (5pm) at Terry Ashe Park. They are also providing multiple Fridays and Saturday night movie nights for residents to drive in and enjoy a Christmas film. Learn more at www.paradiseprpd.com.
Government Hazard Tree Removal Program Begins, Sets Deadline for Enrollment.
The first tree has been cut in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, marking the next phase of recovery for Paradise after the Camp Fire. The Government Program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the State of California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and CalRecycle and is the first of its kind where trees on private property can be removed through a FEMA funded program. The Government Program has set a deadline to enroll of December 31, 2020.
Property owners in the Camp Fire footprint must remove hazardous trees on their property. To sign up for the Government Program, contact the Tree ROE Center or the Paradise Tree Advocates.
Tree ROE Center:
Mail: Butte County, Attn: Hazard Tree Removal, PO Box 3390, Chico, CA, 95927-3390
The Town of Paradise Tree Advocates can provide personal assistance through this process, if you are enrolled in the Private Program, the Government Program, or don’t know where to start. Tree Advocates can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163.
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. This deadline may be extended to February
1, 2021 for property owners who have contracted with a tree feller by December 4, 2020, even if the trees have not been removed by Dec. 4 th ; or if they have scheduled a compliance inspection with the ROE Center after December 4 th but before February 1st to certify their property clear of hazardous trees.
Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open by Appointment.
Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall and the BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Below are the extensions for assistance:
Business and Housing x126 or x130
Code Enforcement x110
Finance Department x121
Tree Advocates x162 or x163
Building Resiliency Center x411
General Information x101
“Tree Window” to Assist Residents Now Open at Town Hall by appointment only. 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? Call for an appointment! 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.
Are you a new property owner in Paradise?
Congratulations on purchasing property in the Town of Paradise! If you are building, 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!