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Action News Now continues to provide the latest updates on recovery and rebuilding in the Town of Paradise.

Posted: Dec 2, 2020 12:58 PM
Updated: Dec 2, 2020 1:01 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Action News Now continues to provide the latest updates on recovery and rebuilding in the Town of Paradise.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • 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.
    • Deadline: December 4, 2020
  • Government program enrollment deadline. the government program has started removing trees as of Nov. 17.
    • Deadline: December 31, 2020

Statistics Update

  • 1,356 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 1,218 Building Permits issued
  • 495 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 273 Multi-Family Permit Applications Received
  • 222 Multi-Family Permits Issued
  • 70 Multi-Family Permits Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Other Updates

  • Home Builders Resource Virtual Connection: An opportunity to connect rebuilders with the trades and resources needed to build in the Paradise community is once again taking place, with a virtual change. Companies will become accessible through a 2-minute video shared with community members who attend. A formal launch will be coming soon.
  • Grant Funds and Low-Interest Loans Available for Rebuilding
    • From Rebuild Paradise:
      • Use their mapping tools to coordinate your surveys with neighbors to save
      • Apply for the Missing Middle Grant – save up to $5,000!
      • Apply for the Septic Infrastructure Grant – save up to $7,500!
      • Build a home from the Residential Floor Plan Library – save months of time in
      planning and save money on design costs + fees in permitting.
      • For more information, click here
    • From the Town of Paradise
      • Permit Fee Reduction Grant – Save 50% or $3,500 on permit fees
      • Town Home Reconstruction Program – Low-interest, deferred loan for income-eligible property owners up to $150,000. For more information visit, click here
  • Road Safety Update: To prepare for inclement weather, the Town of Paradise Public Works Department has completed a road-striping project in town. Further road repair will be done after tree removal, utility undergrounding and other projects which impact roads have been completed. Striping has been completed on the following roads: Upper Skyway, Upper Clark, Upper Pentz, Buschmann, Bille, Wagstaff, many intersections throughout the town.
  • Town of Paradise Tree Advocates assistance: The Town of Paradise Tree Advocates can provide personal assistance through this process, if you are enrolled in the Private Program, the Government Program, or don’t know where to start. Tree Advocates can be reached at or by calling 530.872.6291 x 162 or 163.
  • Town Hall and the Building Resiliency Center open by appointment: Due to the change to the purple Tier in Butte County, Town Hall, and the BRC are open by appointment only. Please call (530) 872-6291 for existing appointments or to schedule a new appointment. Here 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
  • 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. This deadline may be extended to February 1, 2021, for property owners who have contracted with a tree feller by December 4, 2020, even if the trees have not been removed by Dec. 4th; or if they have scheduled a compliance inspection with the ROE Center after December 4th but before February 1st to certify their property clear of hazardous trees.
  • "Tree Window" to assist residents now open at Town Hall: The Town has opened a "tree window" at Town Hall to assist the public with hazard tree removal questions. If you have not enrolled in a program yet and have questions - stop by. It is staffed by the Town's Tree Advocates and is open from Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Are you a new property owner in Paradise? If you are rebuilding, we want to make sure you are informed on lot of upkeep during the process. Please contact the Town of Paradise if you have any questions regarding weed or tree removal on your property. If you wish to have your hazardous trees removed in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program, please call the Tree ROE Center at 530.552.3030.
  • Building Resiliency Center (BRC) remains 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. The rebuild advocates are available to answer questions individuals may have. Call 530-872-6291 x411 to make an in-person appointment or phone appointment.
  • Have questions regarding your rebuild? 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 x411 to make an in-person (depending on COVID status) or phone appointment today!


Annual Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive

  • When: Saturday, December 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Start at Ace parking lot, travel west on Pearson and up Skyway to Holiday Market

Holiday Tree Lighting

  • When: Saturday, December 5, at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Terry Ashe Park, 6626 Skyway

Holiday Drive-In nights

  • When: Friday and Saturday nights in December
  • Where: St. Thomas Moore Parking lot, 767 Elliott Road

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Thankfully, the wind is cooperating much better today in northern California. Our weather is still quite hot for this time of year and very dry. There is plenty of haze and smoke from the Fawn Fire overhead, and it isn't leaving yet.
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