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Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Making changes due to the coronavirus

"These changes will not impede or slow our recovery but will make us all safer during these uncertain times," the town said in a press release.

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 12:38 PM
Updated: Apr 1, 2020 12:39 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - The Town is working to make sure everyone is safe during the coronavirus pandemic and is taking necessary precautions to help protect the community.

"These changes will not impede or slow our recovery but will make us all safer during these uncertain times," the town said in a press release.

At the Building Resiliency Center, it is now open by appointment only. If you have questions, you can call 530-872-6291 ext. 411 or email rebuildquestions@townofparadise.com. For building or septic questions, you can also call the above main line number. For rebuild advocates, call 530-872-6291 ext. 429 or 430.

As the town hall is closed, services will continue by phone. You can contact the correct department by calling the numbers below:

  • General: 530-872-6291 ext. 102
  • Building Resiliency Center: 530-872-6291 ext. 411
  • Finance: 530-872-6291 ext. 121
  • Code Enforcement: 530-872-6291 ext. 124
  • Housing Loans: 530-872-6291 ext. 122

For any coronavirus information, the town encourages you to call the Butte County Public Health hot-line at 530-552-3050 or visit their website.

For last week's town update, CLICK HERE.


Statistics Update

  • 889 Building Permit Applications Received
  • 710 Building Permits issued
  • 87 Homes Rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)

Other Updates

  • $2.3 Million Available for Rebuild & Repair Needs: Currently, there is $2.3 million in local, state, and federal funds available to assist eligible households, who were under-insured or not insured, with their housing reconstruction and repairs. These funds are offered as deferred loans. They can be applied towards a variety of housing rehabilitation needs, including reconstruction of a home damaged or destroyed by the fire, correcting unsafe or unsanitary conditions, eliminating code violation, and weatherization and repairs to ensure handicap accessibility when combined with other repairs. For more information, call the Rebuild Advocates at 530-872- 6291 ext. 411. At this time, the advocates are only taking over the phone appointments.
  • Local Businesses: The town has set up a page for local businesses who are being flexible and staying open. For the most up-to-date list of open businesses, CLICK HERE.

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  • School Closures: The Butte County Office of Education announced that schools will remain closed to in-person instruction through May 1, 2020, at the earliest. Find more information on the closures, HERE.
  • Housing Urgency Ordinance: Following the fire, the Paradise Town Council passed an urgency ordinance allowing displaced residents to temporarily live on their property in an RV. This urgency ordinance expires on December 31, 2020. Meaning, beginning January 1, 2021, you must have an active building permit to live on your property in an RV.
  • 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 Events & Meetings

All meetings have been canceled. As a way to keep the community safe, the April Community Information Meeting was postponed until further notice.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 516851

Reported Deaths: 9441
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Orange37813651
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Tulare9745189
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Contra Costa8033127
Ventura734476
San Francisco691661
Santa Barbara616760
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Marin509270
Monterey492430
Kings445356
Merced428550
Solano361137
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Madera194330
Placer192516
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Yolo157242
Santa Cruz11524
Butte9417
Napa8888
Sutter7976
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El Dorado6371
Lassen6260
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Shasta3909
Glenn3321
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Lake2081
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