Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 5-13-2020


Tues. June 2nd @ 6pm

June Virtual Community Information Meeting

Virtua attendance only on Facebook and Youtube

Current Statistics:

Building Updates

965 Building Permit Applications Received  

809 Building Permits issued

145 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Some Good News

The Butte Strong Fund in partnership with North Valley Community Foundation and Sierra Nevada Brewery, have awarded the Town of Paradise a $1 million dollar grant to support the Town’s rebuild incentive program.  This grant assists homeowners by paying a portion of the permit fees for Camp Fire survivors who are rebuilding in the Town of Paradise. 

More Good News

$50,000 has been granted to the Town of Paradise for their Broadband Feasibility Study through NVCF.  This allows for the assessment of broadband services to be brought into the Town of Paradise to better provide internet services our residents.  A town-wide broadband project could provide valuable improvements to Paradise’s quality of life economic recovery.   

What’s New:

  • Butte County’s Plan to Reopen: Butte County has created a page on their website that includes the plan to reopen, including industry specific measures that need to be taken.  The information listed is important to limit and slow spread of COVID-19 in our county. Visit:

  • The Government Hazard Tree Program is still accepting ROEs and Inspection Access Forms.  Inspections are scheduled to begin in mid-June, and tree felling is scheduled to begin in July.  Download your ROE or inspection Access form here.  You can mail the form to 205 Mira Loma Dr., Ste 50, Oroville CA 95965 or email to  For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.

  •  Katie Simmons Hired as Town of Paradise Disaster Recovery Director: Katie returns to Paradise in the role of Disaster Recovery Director. Learn more about Katie on the Make It Paradise Blog 

  • The Skyway-Black Olive Signal is nearing completion.  All project work has been completed with the exception of intersection striping and providing power to the traffic signal device.  Due to weather delays this week, final work efforts have been postponed for 2-3 weeks.  We will communicate a signal turn-on date when it is known.

  • Missed the May Virtual Community Meeting? Watch it here! This month, we heard updates from the Town Manager, Paradise PD and Paradise Fire/Cal Fire on preparation for the upcoming fire season.  Watch the replay on Facebook or on YouTube.  It’s an informative 30 minutes.

  • First Commercial Rebuild Groundbreaking this Saturday.   Our Savior Lutheran Church is the first commercial rebuild after the Camp Fire. The groundbreaking is scheduled for this Saturday, May 16th at 6404 Pentz Road in Paradise. Barring any delay, the church hopes to move into the building by Christmas.  Congratulations!

  • launches Business Building Page. the official rebuild website for the Town of Paradise, has added a business page. This page contains a commercial building checklist and an ever-expanding business resource directory.  Please visit the business page to learn more.

  • The Town of Paradise needs you!  The 2020 census is crucial to the future of Paradise. We encourage you to invest less than 5 minutes of your time to take the survey. It’s safe and confidential. Please visit today!

Recovery FAQ

Q:  I just got a letter from the Fire Department about my property, what do I need to do?  


A:  The letter describes what needs to be done on the property. There are 3 different categories: General, Developed, and Undeveloped. Each of these has a subcategory that will have a check mark next to the violation that is to be corrected. Most of the notices require the grasses and/or brush to be cut.  30 Calendar days are given to complete the work.  An inspection will be conducted after the 30 days and if the corrections are not made to ensure compliance.  If the actions described in the letter have not been completed, administrative citations will be issued, and ultimately the Town can abate the property at the owner’s expense.  


Q: Where can I find local companies to do weed removal on my property?

 A: You an find a list of local businesses, including weed removal companies, on  This is the Town’s online listing of all businesses that have been issued a business license from the Town of Paradise.  


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.