Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 12-9-20

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,377 Building Permit Applications Received

1,228 Building Permits issued

509  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

289 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

226 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

Upcoming Deadlines

December 31, 2020: Government Program Enrollment deadline. The Government Program has started removing trees as of Nov. 17, 2020.

Feb. 1, 2021 : Private Program “Cut by” Deadline for property owners who have contracted with a tree contractor.

Holiday Events

Fri. and Sat. nights              Holiday Drive-In Nights

In December                       Location:  St. Thomas Moore Parking lot, 767 Elliott Rd.


Paradise Sewer Project Update

Another milestone in recovery was achieved this week as the Paradise Town Councilmembers present voted unanimously to begin the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Paradise Sewer Project. The Town of Paradise had previously studied options to construct a sewer in the proposed sewer service area, which includes the primarily commercial areas on Skyway, Pearson and Clark. After review, Council voted to move forward with a regional connection to the City of Chico Water Pollution Control Plant. The EIR is fully funded by a grant from the State Water Board. It is expected the EIR process will take about 18 months to complete.

Over 500 Homes have been rebuilt!

As of this week, 509 families are back home in Paradise. At this time last year, 18 homes had been rebuilt. The pace of rebuilding continues to exceed our expectations during recovery. We are excited to have each of these families back on the ridge. Welcome home!

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. 

  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

From the Town of Paradise

  •   Permit Fee Reduction Grant – Save 50% or $3,500 on permit fees


Holiday Drive-in Movies with Paradise Recreation and Parks District (PRPD)

Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) is bringing holiday cheer to Paradise! Celebrate the season at the PRPD Holiday Drive-In Theater. Visit for more information.


What’s New:

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:

Telephone: 530.552.3030


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 or by calling 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163.


 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


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.


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.