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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: 1,000 building permits secured

Town officials said the rate of building permits has far exceeded expectations and the momentum is full speed ahead.

Posted: May 27, 2020 4:04 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Over a year-and-a-half after the Camp Fire, Paradise has reached the goal of 1,000 build permit applications.

The first permit was issued over a year ago on March 28, 2019 to the Buzzard family.

Town officials said the rate of building permits has far exceeded expectations and the momentum is full speed ahead.

For the last Town update, CLICK HERE.

Statistics Update

  • 998 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 830 Building Permits issued
  • 166 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Town FAQ

  • When is the State Hazard Tree Removal Program starting?
    • The State Hazard Tree Removal Program will start assessing properties in mid-June and will start felling trees in mid-July.
  • I’m not living in town; how can I find a local company to remove weeds on my property?
    • You can find weed removal companies that have a Paradise business license ​here​.

Other Updates

  • Paradise 8th Grade Promotion: On May 21, the Paradise 8​th​ graders received a special send-off to high school.​ Students drove to the designated graduation area, got out of their cars, got a goodie bag and got their picture taken.
  • June Party in the Park: Due to COVID-19 and public safety, the June Party in the Park has been canceled. The Paradise Chamber Board of Directors will review monthly to determine viability in accordance with guidance from Butte County Department of Public Health.
  • Skyway Memorial Day: The tradition of American Flags on Memorial Day continued in Paradise this year. Once again, volunteers gathered, with social distancing, to help place 400 American flags along the Skyway through town on Memorial Day. The placing of flags is a time-honored and treasured tradition for those who live in 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 permit, you can do so HERE.
  • $52,000 to Camp Fire Builds: The Rebuild Paradise Foundation awarded nearly $52,000 to Camp Fire builds as part of the Missing Middle grant program. The funs are used to reimburse qualified applicants for part of their pre-construction costs and help incentivize their return home. If you are planning on building in the Camp Fire footprint, please visit the Rebuild Paradise ​grants page, HERE. A list of frequently asked questions and grant criteria including income limits and permit receipt dates can be found on the website.

RELATED: 6 months after the Camp Fire: Rebuilding Paradise

  • Help Keep Paradise Fire Safe: If you own a lot in Paradise, it is your responsibility to maintain it. If you need help clearing your lot of weeds and brush, you can contact a local company who can do the work for you. Find a list of companies with Paradise Business Licenses, ​HERE​.
  • ROEs and Inspection Access Forms: The Butte County ROE Center is still accepting ROEs and Inspection Access Forms. ​Inspections are scheduled to begin in mid-June and tree felling is scheduled to begin in July. Download your ROE or inspection Access form HERE. You can mail the form to 205 Mira Loma Dr., Ste 50, Oroville CA 95965 or email it to ​​. For questions, call the Tree ROE Information line at (530) 552-3030.
  • Rebuild Advocates: Rebuild advocates are available at the BRC to residents of the Town of Paradise and Butte County to help navigate the process of rebuilding and be on hand to help guide people through the rebuilding process. They can also help guide residents through the financial resources available to make rebuilding more affordable such as help people apply for loans and connect with contractors. You may call 530-872-6291 ext. 411 to schedule an appointment.
  • 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 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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