Paradise Rebuilding and Recovery: Over 500 building permits issued

Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder came to the Action News Now studio to share the latest on Camp Fire recovery efforts.

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 12:52 PM
Updated: Nov 20, 2019 1:02 PM

PARADISE, Calif. - Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder came to the Action News Now studio to share the latest on Camp Fire recovery efforts.

Statistics Update

  • 794 water advisories lifted
  • 522 building permit applications received
  • 14 homes rebuilt (certificate of occupancy issued)
  • 355 building permits issued

Other Updates

Over 500 building permits issued: An exciting moment has been reached in the rebuilding efforts for the town, Paradise has officially surpassed 500 building permits issued. The town hit their goal sooner than expected which is a huge accomplishment for the town and community.

Tree removal program: The Paradise Town Council and the Butte County Board of Supervisors passed ordinances requiring the removal of hazard trees damaged by the Camp Fire from private property that may fall into public roadways. 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 Centers when they open. 

Three Tree ROE Centers open Monday, October 28th at the following locations:
Community Employment Center: 78 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville

  • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Butte County Library, Paradise Branch Community Room: 5922 Clark Road, Paradise

  • Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Butte County Library, Chico Branch: 1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico

  • Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Paradise welcomes 2020 Board of Directors: Join the members of The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, December 4th as they welcome the 2020 Board of Directors. The program includes Dinner, a Dessert Dash, and Awards Ceremony honoring contributions made by individuals and businesses in our community. 

  • Attire: Business festive. Wear whatever makes you feel spiffy, successful, and sociable. Just bling up your boots and come on down.
  • Tax-deductible donations to the silent auction are welcome!
  • Market your business with our Table Decorating Contest! Need not attend to enter!
  • Reservation information: Single Attendee: $50, Table sponsorships: $380 per table of eight.
  • Reservations must be made in advance. No paper tickets will be issued. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Truck Parade of Lights & Food Drive: The Truck Parade of Lights and Canned Food Drive is coming to Paradise Saturday, Dec. 7. Decorated vehicles are to meet at 4:30 p.m. at Ace Hardware on Clark and Pearson. Judging will start at 5 p.m. Trucks will then travel west on Pearson, past the Paradise Community Park to the Skyway. It then proceeds North on the Skyway to the Holiday Shopping Center. Trucks then double-back on the same route once more. Non-Perishable Food Drop Off points Ace Hardware, or at the check-in table near the front of the store on the day of the parade. Entry fee: Nonperishable food item.

Paradise Christmas Open House: The Paradise Christmas Open House kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7. Several businesses along the Skyway corridor will be participating in the Christmas open house. The town invites you to come to spend the day with your community. Hours and holiday offerings will vary by location.

  • At this time the following will be involved: Birkenstock, Bobbi's, Nic's Deli, Attic Treasures, Secrets of Paradise, Treasures from Paradise, Mountain Candles, Debbie's Quilt Shop. Visit for updates.

Nutcracker at PPAC: Northern California Ballet is proud to present the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker at PPAC Dec. 20th, 21st and 22nd. Matinee Saturday and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. and evening performances Friday and Saturday, 7:15 p.m. Reserved seating is $20, General is $15, Under 16 is $12. Find tickets available at NCB Paradise, 872-1719, NCB Oroville, 680-5308, Music Connection Chico, 898-0110, and Nic's in Paradise. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Paradise Town Council Meeting
    • When: Tues. Dec. 10th, 6 p.m.
    • Where: Town Hall, 5555 Skyway, Paradise
  • Paradise Community Information Meeting Topic: Tree Removal Programs
    • When: Tues. Dec. 3rd, 6 p.m.
    • Where: 6491 Clark Road
  • Paradise Community Dinner
    • When: Thursdays, from 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road 

  • Paradise Ice Rink Now open
    • When: November through December
    • Where: Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway
  • Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
    • When: Wed. Dec. 4th, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
    • Where: Paradise Lutheran Church, 780 Luther Drive
  • Truck Parade of Lights
    • When: Sat. Dec. 7th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Where: Streets of Paradise, Clark-Pearson-Skyway
  • Paradise Christmas Open House
    • When: Sat. Dec. 7th
    • Where: Along SKyway Corridor: Hours and Offerings will vary by location
  • Northern Ca Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
    • When: Dec. 20th, 21st, & 22nd 7:15pm
    • Where: Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: How long is it taking to get out of the plan-check phase?
Answer: The average turnaround for building permits is 3-4 weeks, depending on whether there are any corrections that need to be made during the process.

Question: How will I know if Hazard Tree Removal is required on my property?
Answer: Hazard Tree removal is required on all private property where Hazard Trees pose a threat of falling into a public right of way or other public improved property. If you’re not sure if your property has hazard trees that fit this criterion, fill out an inspection access form to have an inspector determine if there are any qualifying trees on your property. Property owners may sight up for:

  • The Government Hazard Tree Removal Program
  • The Private Hazard Tree Removal Program.

Property owners who have already removed their hazard trees must complete an Inspection Access Form so an inspector can confirm Hazard Tree removal is complete.

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