Town of Paradise Weekly Recovery Update 9-30-20

Upcoming Deadlines

October 30, 2020    Deadline to enroll in Private Hazard Tree Removal Program

December 4, 2020  Private Program “Cut by” Deadline.  By this date, property owners must cut their hazardous trees and remove them from their property. In the Town, properties must also be certified clear of trees by this date



Thursday, November 5, 2020, 6pm      

Community Information Meeting

Current Statistics:

Single Family Homes

1,249 Building Permit Applications Received

1,097 Building Permits issued

374   Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Multi-Family Units

250 Multi-Family Unit Applications Received

208 Multi-Family Unit Permits Issued

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


Your Input is Requested: Early Warning System Survey

The Town of Paradise is asking for resident input on an early warning system through a survey released this week. An early warning system was identified as a Tier 1 priority in the Long Term Recovery Plan developed after the Camp Fire. FEMA (in partnership with Cal OES) awarded a Hazard Mitigation Grant to the Town for the initial planning and design of an early warning system. Your input is requested to find out how past, current and future residents envision an early alert/warning system, what they expect from a system, and where they generally receive information. The survey takes approximately 3 minutes to complete. Please take the survey

Paradise Businesses: There’s Only 1 Week Left to Apply for Grant Funds! The Butte Business Stabilization Program is in its last week of accepting applications! $235,000 has been allocated specifically for businesses located in the Town of Paradise. Apply now through October 5, 2020 for grants up to $25,000. Visit the website for more information or to apply. Both For-Profit businesses and Non-Profit organizations are encouraged to apply.

What’s New:

  • Hazard Tree Removal Emails Continue This Week. The Town of Paradise will begin sending emails to those enrolled in the Private Hazard Tree Removal Program this week. The email outline upcoming deadlines and options for enrollment. For questions, please contact the Tree ROE center at or call the Tree ROE information line at (530) 552- 3030. If you reach voicemail, please leave your information and someone will return your call. Please be patient as representatives are calling each person back and helping them work through their questions.  

    Tree Questions? Do you own property in Paradise and haven’t yet enrolled in one of the Hazard Tree Removal Programs? Call or email our Town of Paradise Tree Advocates: 530.872.6291 x162 and x163 or email

  • Government Hazard Tree Removal Update: The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program is currently in the field assessing properties for hazardous trees (see attached flyer for details). The tree felling has not yet begun as CalRecycle works through the contracting process. The Town of Paradise will update property owners on the status of tree felling under Government Program as information becomes available from the State.

    Download your ROE or inspection Access form here.  You can mail the form to PO Box 3390   Chico, CA 95927-3390 or email to  For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.

  • Joy Lyn’s Candies to Open October 1st! The Paradise favorite is BACK! With their soft opening this week the selection is limited and shipping is not available at this time due to warm temperatures. They hope to have their website up and running soon. Store hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. Drop by 220 Pearson Road and pick up some beer brittle, old fashion brittle, pumpkin truffles, caramels and dipped products (Oreos, licorice, pretzel rods, honeycomb and more)

  • Resources for Those Affected by North Complex Fire

    If you or a loved one are currently impacted by the North Complex Fire, resources are available. In Butte/Glenn Counties, please call 2-1-1.  Outside Butte/Glenn Counties call toll free: 1-866-916-3566 or text zip code to 898-211

  •   Rebuild Paradise Releases Their Next Master Planned Floor Plan. The Flumes floor plan is the newest addition to their Residential Floor Plan library. Master Planned homes have had their plans partially approved through the Town of Paradise building department, saving time and money for those who are rebuilding. Find out more on their website.

  • Paradise Recreation and Park District Need Your Help!  PRPD  encompasses the communities of Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Butte Creek Canyon and everywhere in between. They are seeking YOUR creative ideas regarding new park projects and improvements to existing parks. Get those creative juices flowing and visit their website to fill out a survey. Note: each park or idea requires a new form. 

  • Need Help With Weed Abatement or Creating Defensible Space?

    FRAP (Fuels Reduction Assistance Program) is a volunteer based program to help property owners protect life and property from the threat of wildfire during fire season by assisting them with defensible space (brush removal, limbing and weed abatement) and some basic tree removal (dead and dying trees in the 100′ defensible space). This program is run through Paradise Alliance Church, so call 530-877-7069 for questions and to sign up. Or, get information and sign up online at:

  •   The Building Resiliency Center (BRC) Continues to Be Open.  The BRC continues to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those seeking to rebuild.  The Center is open by appointment only and masks are required. Appointments for permitting, building questions, inspections, planning and septic are available same day or next day.  The Rebuild Advocates are available to answer any questions you may have. Please call 530.872.6291 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!

  •   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.