Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 3-17-21

Current Statistics:


Single Family Homes

1,561 Building Permit Applications Received

1,415 Building Permits issued

693  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

301 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

289 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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



37,329 Hazardous Trees Marked*

16,097 Trees Felled

43% Complete

Butte County

50,637 Hazardous Trees Marked*

20,155 Trees Felled

40% Complete

*Enrolled properties are still being assessed.

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

If you are enrolled in the Private Program and your property has not been cleared, or you have not enrolled in any program, call the Tree Advocates at 530.872.6291 x162 or 163.


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 Paradise Art Center.  An essential part of the community for over 50 years, the Paradise Art Center welcomes and supports all who share the mission to engage, encourage, and enrich the Ridge. The Paradise Art Center offers classes to develop skills, techniques, and methods pertaining to visual arts that encourage enrichment and appreciation.

Visit Paradise Art Center online at for information on classes, membership, hours, and merchandise. Call (420) 877-7402 for information, or check the Facebook page for updates.

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.


Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center Open to the Public 

Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center (BRC), both on Skyway are open to the public. Town Hall and Town Meetings are open to the public with limited seating and social distancing procedures in place. The BRC is accepting walk-ins and individuals are requested to ring the bell located by the front doors to enter. This will ensure social distancing requirements can be met.

The Town is also available by phone. 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!

Paradise Police Chief Recognized by Red Cross as Humanitarian Philanthropist of the Year

The Town of Paradise is pleased to announce Paradise Police Chief Eric Reinbold has been selected as the 2020 Red Cross Humanitarian Philanthropist of the Year. This award recognizes individuals who inspire their community through their commitment to philanthropy, service, and leadership. During the 2018 Camp Fire that devastated the Town of Paradise, the actions, determination and courage of Chief Reinbold and his force saved lives, and since then have bolstered the town’s recovery. The Red Cross is proud to honor him for his dedication to the Paradise community. Through the ongoing Herculean effort of rebuilding Paradise, Chief Reinbold has been steadfast in his commitment to nurturing growth and prosperity. The Red Cross is grateful for his efforts then and now, and is proud to present him with the Humanitarian Philanthropist of the Year award.

Sewer Regionalization Project Advisory Committee Meeting in April

Please join us at the April 12th meeting at 1pm. This will be a virtual meeting with more information to come.


Daffodils Across the Ridge

From Bille Park to the library, Terry Ashe Recreation Center to Aquatic Park, and many homes in between, daffodils are once again rising from their winter sleep to spread hope and happiness across the Ridge. So where did they all come from? Read more about the lady behind the bulbs: Jayne Engel, and her vision for a town covered in hope and daffodils on the Make It Paradise Community Blog.


Easter Event Hosted by Paradise Recreation and Park District

Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) invites the community to join them on Saturday, March 27th from 9am to 11am for a scavenger hunt and bunny meet-and-greet at Terry Ashe Recreation Center. Face mask and social distancing will be required. Join in the Easter fun and learn more on PRPD’s website and Facebook.


Earthworm Soil Factory Opens Butte Valley Supply Showroom

The Earthworm Soil Factory has opened their doors with a new Butte Valley Supply showroom located on Clark Rd. and Durham Pentz just south of the round-about. Their current hours are Tuesday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday 8:30am to noon. Learn more on the Earthworm Soil Factory Facebook and Butte Valley Supply Instagram page.

PG&E Assistance at the Building Resiliency Center: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

PG&E representatives will be on site to answer questions and provide assistance to residents at the Building Resiliency Center (BRC) on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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.

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.