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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: $1 million for the Rebuild Incentive Program

The annual burning period ends May 31st. You must obtain a burn permit to burn after the May 31 date.

Posted: May 20, 2020 1:07 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise recently celebrated its first commercial rebuild, a year-and-a-half after the Camp Fire.

Our Savior Lutheran Church is rebuilding at its original location on 6404 Pentz Road.

Barring any unexpected delays, the church hopes to move into the building by Christmas of this year.

For the last Town update, CLICK HERE.


Statistics Update

  • 985 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 824 Building Permits issued
  • 158 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Other Updates

  • $1 million for the Rebuild Incentive Program: The Butte Strong Fund, North Valley Community Foundation and the Sierra Nevada Brewery have come together and awarded the Town of Paradise a $1 million grant to support the rebuild incentive program. This grant helps homeowners by paying a portion of the permit fees for Camp Fire survivors who are rebuilding in the Town of Paradise.
  • Burning Period Coming to an End: The annual burning period ends May 31. You must obtain a burn permit to burn after the May 31 date. To get a burn permit, you can do so HERE.

RELATED: Our Savior Lutheran Church to be first commercial rebuild after Camp Fire

  • Butte County’s Reopening Plan: Butte County has shared its plan to reopen and the industry-specific measures that need to be taken. The information listed is important to limit and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our county. To read the county's reopening plan, CLICK HERE.
  • Business Building Page: MakeitParadise.org has launched its official business page for the Town of Paradise. The page contains a commercial building checklist and an ever-expanding business resource directory. To visit this page, CLICK HERE.
  • 2020 Census: Paradise said the 2020 census is crucial. The town encourages its residents to invest a few minutes to take the survey. To do so, CLICK HERE.

RELATED: Paradise rebuild and recovery progress since the Camp Fire

  • Planning Commission Jobs: If you are looking to serve the Paradise community during the rebuild, the town is looking to fill three vacant positions on the Paradise Planning Commission. The town said one term will end June 20, 2023 but two others will end June 30, 2024. Any registered voter in the Town of Paradise is eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on May 26. You can find the application HERE. For further information call the Town Clerk’s Department at 530-872-6291 ext. 102.

RELATED: Butte County full reopening plan

  • Hazardous Tree Removal: Hazard trees that could fall on a public or private road are required to be removed. Property owners may enter the Government Tree Program to have the trees removed by the State at no out-of-pocket cost. Enrollment in the Government Tree Program requires a Right-of Entry form. Property owners may also identify and remove hazard trees themselves but must submit an inspection form so an inspector may verify the removal of the hazard trees from the property. Property owners may also call the Tree ROE Center directly at (530) 552-3030 or submit Tree ROEs by email at TreeROE@buttecounty.net. The Tree ROE is available for download online, HERE. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Tree ROE Center at the Building Resiliency Center at 6295 Skyway in Paradise.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • June Community Information Meeting

June's meeting will focus on the state of the town. Attendees will hear from several areas of the Town as they provide progress on the rebuild process.

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