Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 9-22-21



Single Family Homes in Development

1,910 Building Permit Applications Received

  • 1,310 Stick Built / 600 Manufactured

1,764 Building Permits issued

1,029 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Homes in Development

357 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

343 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

220  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! All businesses featured in the business spotlights can be found in’s online business directory.

This week, we’re highlighting White Janitorial. Looking for a dependable and professional local cleaning service for your home or office? White Janitorial is a Ridge-based, family-run company with excellent references. They offer all types of cleaning services from house, auto, boat to heavy janitorial. Monthly, weekly or daily services available. Call Marcela or Trino on (530) 518-7468.

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 Susan Hartman at (530) 872-6291 x417 or email her at to schedule an appointment.


Town of Paradise Welcomes Members of the New Community Relations Committee

The Town of Paradise has created the Community Relations Committee, a citizens group formed to provide feedback from Paradise residents on a variety of issues that face our community during our recovery from the 2018 Camp Fire. Committee members are:

Jenna Murray-Johnson, Cynthia Harvey, Vicki Taylor, Jackie Fullerton, Joule Charney, Kathleen Mclane, Heidi Eilick, Dorothy Chinnock (Dottie), Phyllis Parent, Jim Clarkson, Robert Jensen, Ann Martin, Pete Samuel, Donna Buzzard. The group meets monthly at Town Hall. Welcome!

Chipper Program for Wildfire Safety Available Through End of 2021

Do you have fallen branches, overgrown brush and other vegetation that needs chipping? Butte Fire Safe Council’s Chipper Program is once again offering service to residents who are working on their wildfire safety clearance. The program provides an alternative to burning or hauling fire hazardous brush. Learn more here.

Paradise on Ice Returns November 11-January 17 and Is Welcoming Sponsors

Paradise On Ice returns to the Terry Ashe Recreation Center on November 11 with several Winter Wonderland events including private ice skating lessons, Santa Claus, and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Check out for pricing, scheduling of upcoming events and the ice rink hours during this season 2021-2022. This winter tradition is supported by generous sponsors. With more than two months of exposure, high-value partnerships showcase commitment to community. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities here.

Opening a New Business in Paradise?

Paradise is one of the fastest-growing towns in California, and with that growth comes the exciting opportunity for more business to support a burgeoning population. If you’ve been thinking about a new business you’d like to open, or you’re just curious about what it takes to start a new company in town, visit the Community Blog page at Make It Paradise, where Susan Hartman, Town of Paradise Community Development Director of Planning & Wastewater, describes what’s needed to start a new business.

Housing Urgency RV Ordinance Update

At the September 14th Town Council meeting, the Paradise Town Council voted to extend the Housing Urgency Ordinance to April 30, 2023. Conditions of this extension include:

  • Compliance with an RV permit, must have power, water, septic, and trash service.

  • All code enforcement issues have to be cleared by September 30th, 2021.

  • Removing alternative thresholds as long as health and safety standards are met

  • 2 code violations within a 12-month period or 2 citations on a single violation would be cause for permit revocation and abatement

  • Multiple violations or citations regarding non-compliance with the standards, even if corrected, is reason for permit revocation

  • Creation of an Exceptions Committee 

FREE Butte County Forest Health Guidebook

Butte Fire Safe Council has recently completed a beautiful new Forest Health Guidebook for the community. If you’re a local resident or business who would like copies for personal use or to hand out to friends, family, coworkers, and customers, please contact 530-877-0984 or visit You can also download a copy of the guidebook in PDF form here:

New Artwork on Display at Nic’s

Paradise Art Center has a brand new display of artwork by local artists hanging at Nic’s. Support art in the community. Stop by and take a look at 6256 Skyway Rd, Paradise, CA.

Peddler’s Fair Now Accepting Applications for Booths & Food Trucks, October 16th.

The 6th semi-annual Peddler’s Fair at Deja Vu-Gardens Galore Nursery of Paradise will be from 8am-4pm. Visitors can look forward to a day of family fun with local vendors showcasing their goods, art and delicious food. Now taking applications for booths and food trucks. Visit to learn more or sign up.

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal, September 22 & October 9 & 13

Green Waste Disposal Days are free for Butte County residents living in the Wildland Urban Interface, including Paradise. Bring proof of ID and residence in the Wildland Urban Interface area of Butte County. For more information, visit Wildland Urban Interface map:


Big Mo and The Full Moon Band at Paradise Performing Arts Center, September 25

PPAC invites the community to gather and celebrate new beginnings in Paradise. This free event is open to the community, so mark your calendars for September 25, 2021, from 6-10 p.m. For more information, visit Paradise Performing Arts Center Facebook page.

Johnny Appleseed Days October 2nd and 3rd

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. More information visit the Chamber website.

James Square Grand Opening/Block Party, October 9

On Saturday, October 9 from 12-4, vendors from James Square at 5913 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA will be hosting a family-friendly event with food, music, raffle prizes, and a cornhole tournament. Learn more here.


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 plans, 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.