Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 8-4-21



Single Family Homes in Development

1,834 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,252 Stick Built / 582 Manufactured

1,674 Building Permits issued

964 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

347 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received


  • 57 Duplexes

  • 1 Triplex

  • 7 Developments with 4-9 units

  • 5 Developments with 10-30 units

317 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

168  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


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 highlighting Road Roaster Coffee Company. Road Roaster Coffee Company, born from the fires of Paradise, provides excellent coffee to the surrounding communities for office or personal needs. Road Roaster’s coffee beans are from farmers and importers that work hard to love the planet. With their long list of blends, you’re sure to find one you love. You can buy directly from their website at or call (530) 966-8640 to find out more information, such as where to buy in person. Coming soon: Road Roaster’s roastery on Elliott Road in Paradise!

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.


Dixie Fire Update

There are still no evacuation orders or evacuation warnings for the Town of Paradise. The Town continues to monitor the Dixie Fire closely with Cal Fire and Butte County. However, it is important to be prepared and have a plan for your family, animals, and home. If you feel unsafe at any time, you should leave. Visit the CalFire/Butte County Facebook page and Butte County Sheriff Facebook page for current updates.

Be Ready, Butte

Preparing for wildfires is part of our new normal, so Butte Fire Safe Council, Butte County Fire, and Cal Fire have partnered to help you get Ready, Set, Go when wildfire strikes. Keep an eye out for fire-safe tips and resources when you see “Be Ready, Butte”! Visit for more information

Design Standards Survey: We Want Your Thoughts! 

Your input is needed to assist the Town in understanding community desires and priorities and guide the final updates to the Design Standards for the Downtown and Clark Road areas. 

Bicycling and Walking Network Public Workshop – Thursday, August 12, 6:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6 pm for the 4th Public Workshop through the Transportation Master Plan. This workshop will focus on Active Transportation – bicycling and walking.  We will discuss connections and improvements that can be made to our existing network of paths and bicycle lanes in Town. Virtual and In-Person attendance options are available:

For more information click here.

Paradise Ridge Youth Soccer Accepting Registration until August 17

After an eventful last few years, Paradise Ridge Youth Soccer is excited to bring our players back to the Ridge! Online registration for the 2021 Fall Soccer Season is open until August 15, walk-in-person registration on August 17 at Westside Pizza. Visit or for more information.


Basic Drawing Classes at Paradise Art Center, beginning August 4th

Explore a variety of creative exercises and projects to build a strong drawing foundation using pencil and pen and ink. Bring a sketchbook and join the fun!

Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. for 4-week sessions, beginning August 4th. $40 for members, $50 non-members, Drop-ins welcome. View the flyer or visit for more information.

Partnership Opportunities for Johnny Appleseed Days until August 13

Mark your calendars for California’s oldest harvest festival, a beloved tradition since 1888! Held on Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3, at the Terry Ashe Park, the event will host vendors, artisans, entertainment, and more. Sponsorship opportunities are available until August 13 or sold out. View the commitment form here.

New Dates! Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, August 8, 17, 28 & September 11 & 2

How it works:

  • Butte County residents living in the wildland-urban interface may dispose of green waste for free on the above-designated days.

  • Haul and unload your green waste (no more than 3-yards per trip), to the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility. Bring proof of ID and residence in the Wildland Urban Interface area of Butte County. 

For more information, visit

Wildland Urban Interface map:

Paradise Chocolate Fest Is September 18!

The 16th annual Paradise Chocolate Fest benefits non-profit organizations which provide educational, enrichment, recreational, and leadership opportunities to youth on the Paradise Ridge. Events include the 5k Chocolate Chase; Chocolate Candy Land, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge, Art, Craft & Food Booths, Wine & Beer Tasting, Art in the Park, All About Books, Green Scene, and more. Learn more here.

Chocolate Chase Returns September 18

As part of the Chocolate Fest celebrations, this 5k run supports local youth organizations in the area. Registration and race start takes place in the St. Thomas More Church parking lot at 767 Elliot Rd, Paradise, CA 95969. Early bird cost is $25, $30 after September 1. Sign up here.


Paradise Ice Rink Will Be Back in 2021

Lace up your skates, because the Paradise Ice Rink will be back this fall! The Paradise Recreation and Park District Board of Directors approved the return of the rink at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center in Paradise last week as an economic and cultural opportunity for the Ridge. PRPD is now looking for sponsors to help fund the venture. Read more here.

Zumba Classes at Magalia Community Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

NEW Zumba-inspired dance-themed class at the Magalia Community Park. Optional light weights choreographed to more current music for total fitness fun. All fitness levels are welcome. Cost: $20 per month or $3 drop-in fee. Email Aaron Singer at for more information.

LAST DAY! Party in the Park Ends 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. Event information on the Chamber website or by emailing


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  

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. 

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!

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.