Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 5-19-21



Single Family Homes in Development

1,685 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,131 Stick Built / 554 Manufactured

1,519 Building Permits issued

815  Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

307 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received


  • 47 Duplexes

  • 1 Triplex

  • 14 Developments with 4-10 units

  • 4 Developments with 10-30 units

  • 3 Developments with 30+ units

305 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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

*Each “unit” represents a home for a family in Paradise.

If you are a multi-family housing developer and wish to meet with the Town, please call Kate Anderson, Housing Program Supervisor, at 530.872.6291 x 122, or email



39,141 Hazardous Trees Marked*

32,001 Trees Felled

82% Complete

Butte County

58,734 Hazardous Trees Marked*

35,830 Trees Felled

61% 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 to discuss your options before the Town begins court-ordered hazardous tree removal proceedings. Please note, hazardous tree court-ordered removal will be expensive and time-consuming for property owners and may place a lien on properties. Please call the Town today for your eligible hazardous tree removal options.

Temporary Road Closure of New Skyway for Hazard Tree Removal Operations

New Skyway will have a full road closure between Pentz Road and Coutolenc Road, with no thru traffic. The plan calls for daily closures from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM beginning Thursday, April 29, until Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The closure is necessary to perform Hazard Tree Removal Operations.


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 Dutch Bros Coffee.  Classics, brews, freezes, frosts, teas, and more, Dutch Bros Coffee brings not only the flavor but the Dutch luv to Paradise. These drinks are guaranteed to satisfy and made quickly for you at their stand, located at 6901 Skyway, Paradise.

In the mood to brew Dutch at home? You can order hand roasted coffee on their website at, where you’ll also find French presses, gift cards, and drinkware. Call (541) 955-4700 for location updates and information.

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.


Pentz Rd. Safe Routes to School Program Starts Wednesday May 19

Starting Wednesday, May 19, All American Asphalt of Live Oak, CA will begin work for the Pentz Road Safe Routes to School Project. This project includes the construction of a multi-use pathway along the west side of Pentz Road between Bille Road and Wagstaff Road. The Pentz Road project is being coordinated with undergrounding of utilities in the area in addition to improvements to the former Ponderosa Elementary School site – soon to be re-opened this fall as Paradise Ridge Elementary School. Other Town improvements will include the installation of underground storm drain pipes and a new center two-way left-turn lane in front of the school. This $1M grant-funded project will provide safe facilities for children walking and biking to school while meeting the vision of the Town’s Community Long-Term Recovery Plan by establishing interconnected pathways which can double as emergency ingress/egress during evacuation events.

 Construction will continue through the summer with expected completion in August 2021.


Town of Paradise Local Census Survey – Deadline Friday May 21st

The Town of Paradise is asking residents for their input on a local census survey, which was mailed to Paradise residents. With the assistance of Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), the Town of Paradise is conducting this local census survey with the sole purpose of gathering demographic data that can be used by the Town when applying for federal, state, and local grants that will help us rebuild our community.


Your individual response is confidential and will not be shared with anyone. Please help us by completing the survey online at Town of Paradise Local Census Survey 2021 ( or by filling out and returning the paper survey by mail. Surveys will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday May 21st, 2021. 


Community Information Meeting – June 1, 2021

It’s time for our quarterly Community Information Meeting, this time our focus will be on Fire Safety and Defensible Space in the Town of Paradise. Join us in person or virtually to hear from our Fire Chief about this important topic. More information to come about location and online access details. 


Paradise Sewer Project Public Scoping Meetings – May 25, 2021

The Town of Paradise is hosting the second of two virtual public meetings on Thursday, May 25th for the Paradise Sewer Project. Your participation and input matters so join us online or by phone to learn more about this vital proposed project and talk directly with the project team.

Visit for meeting details or to submit comments during the project’s 30-day scoping period, which will end at 5 p.m. PDT on June 3.


Paradise Town Council Voted to Extend Housing Urgency Ordinance

At their meeting on Tuesday May 11, Town Council voted to extend the deadline for the Housing Urgency Ordinance which temporarily allows residents to live on their property in RVs until September 30, 2021, while still allowing residents who can show progress towards rebuilding to live on their property in RVs until Dec. 31, 2021.  This extension applies only to residents who have already applied for their Temporary Use Permit (TUP), no new TUPs will be issued without a building permit.   As of January 1, 2022, residents may live on their property in an RV but must have an active building permit to do so.  You can watch the Council Meeting online here: 

  • For questions about this change, please call Town Hall at (530) 872-6291 x411

  • For questions about the Town’s Housing Programs, please call (530) 872-6291 x122

  • To talk to a Rebuild Advocate for housing assistance, please call (530) 872-6291 x411


Gold Nugget Craft Faire on June 12th

This annual event will be held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center featuring a variety of crafts created by artisans from all over Northern California, Oregon, and Nevada. An assortment of food vendors will also be available.


Party in the Park Returns June 16-August 4

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the return of this well-loved summer event. Party in the Park Music & Marketplace is a seasonal tradition of local pride and community vitality in the historic heart of Paradise. With its Farmers’ Market, Kids’ Zone, talented bands and performers, arts, crafts, local organizations and eclectic products, Party in the Park is a celebration of all that makes us Paradise. Booth applications and full information available by clicking “Register Now” on this page. Event information on the Chamber website. For sponsorship information, contact


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!

Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room

The Rebuild Paradise Foundation (RPF) and Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) have partnered to launch Home Builders Resource Connection Online Plan Room! This FREE tool is intended to connect the dots between those looking to rebuild after the devastating fires Butte County has experienced in 2018 and 2020 and contractors that can perform this work. To learn more about the Online Plan Room, please visit or contact VCE at (530) 343-1981.


Shop Local Online! Paradise Ridge Marketplace Available

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce has provided the Paradise Ridge Marketplace to keep your shopping local. Purchase some of your favorite Ridge items, such as Ridge Rising apparel and other fun member products. New items are added frequently. Learn more at  


New Web Page on Transportation Infrastructure Recovery Efforts

The Town of Paradise continues to post additional information, news, and updates on its re-designed website, which was unveiled in March. Most recently, a new page dedicated to the transportation infrastructure recovery efforts has been added to the Recovery & Rebuilding section. The page features detailed information about the development of the Town’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP), which is currently underway, as well as a form to provide feedback on the TMP or other transportation-related projects. Information on future public workshops, and how to register to attend, will be posted on the page as events are scheduled. Additional project updates and materials will also be posted as they become available. Click here to visit the page:      

Funding Options for Those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

  1. NEW – Grants Up to $200,000 Available for those Rebuilding after the Camp Fire

    The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the Disaster Housing Assistance Survey for survivors of the 2018 wildfire disasters is now open. Homes damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire may be eligible for up to $200,000; and low- to moderate-income households will receive priority.

    If you are a disaster survivor and wish to see if you qualify for the ReCoverCA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (OOR Program), start by taking the 2018 Disaster Housing Assistance survey available at  If you need assistance with the survey, contact Butte County OOR Case Managers Brittney Murray or Glen Johnson at (916) 202-1764.

  2. Up to $150,000 in low-interest, deferred Loans for homeowners (can be used even if insurance funds and/or FEMA funds have been spent)

    The Town of Paradise offers deferred, low-interest loans to low and moderate income households rebuilding after the Camp Fire. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, click here or call the Town’s Housing Department at (530) 872-6291 x122. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. 

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.