Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 2-17-21

Current Statistics:


Single Family Homes

1,506 Building Permit Applications Received

1,346 Building Permits issued

642   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

291 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

283 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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



37,953 Hazardous Trees Marked*

10,329 Trees Felled

27% Complete

Butte County

43,958 Hazardous Trees Marked*

12,634 Trees Felled

29% Complete

*Enrolled properties are still being assessed.


Provided by the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce: Every week, we will spotlight a business in Paradise to encourage shopping locally and supporting economic recovery in Paradise – and maybe uncover a business you haven’t heard of before! This week, we’re focusing on Green Paradise Café! Green Paradise Café has a little of everything. Dieting, indulging, or restricted, you’re sure to be excited about their fresh, local, sustainable food selection. Additionally, you can perfect your cooking skills with their occasional cooking classes! Stay up to date with the location of their food truck or cooking classes by checking their Facebook at

Thinking of opening a business in Paradise? The Town of Paradise offers Business Development meetings for prospective business owners to go over the process of opening a business in Paradise.  Call Colette Curtis at (530) 872-6291 x112 or email her at to schedule an appointment.


Tree Removal Update

Thank you to our community for removing their hazardous trees. This is a major step in debris removal after the fire and will make Paradise safer. The removal of dead and dying trees protects homes that survived the fire, rebuilt homes, construction sites, occupied RVs, our roadways and driveways, and our community. It also means we will have fewer fuels in town during the next fire season.

  • 97% of the properties enrolled in the Private Program have been certified clear of hazardous trees.

  • In the Government Program, nearly 95% of enrolled properties have been assessed, and 25% of the marked trees have been felled. State contractors are making steady progress as the weather holds.

  • The Town has requested CalOES to prioritize the removal of trees that may fall imminently on occupied structures; the next level of priority are properties with standing homes, rebuilt homes, and construction sites.

If you are enrolled in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program and have questions about your property, please call 530.767.7011 or 530.767.7012.

If you are enrolled in the Private Program or have not enrolled in any program, call the Tree Advocates at 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163.


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Presentation on February 27th

In response to the Camp Fire, NIST deployed a team of investigators from their Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) group to conduct an initial reconnaissance of the Camp Fire. The team embarked on a multi-year study of the Camp Fire, including the reconstruction of the fire progression timeline, as well as aspects of the evacuation, emergency notification, and fire suppression/structure protection. You are invited to join their public presentation of their findings on Saturday February 27th, 2021 at 10:00 am. This is a virtual presentation which can be accessed here:

Gold Nugget Days Last Weekend in April, 2021

Save the date for traditional activities celebrating the Gold Nugget Days in the Town of Paradise, currently scheduled for the end of April 2021. Stay tuned for more details from the Gold Nugget Museum.  

Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling Workshop

In partnership, Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) and the Butte County Fire Safe Council are presenting an interactive workshop on Trauma-Informed Fire Education and Journaling. This will be available on March 23-25, 2021, and registration is available on PRPD’s and Butte County Fire Safe Council Facebook pages. This workshop will integrate trauma-informed perspectives into field and nature journaling practices that will be used to build awareness and understanding of fire on the landscape.

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

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.