Links for Contractors

On this page: Building Departments, PG&E info, CSLB, Manufactured Homes, Housing Rentals, Building Codes, WUI/PRC 4290,

Below are links to key information regarding residential building. If you need further information, call Valley Contractors Exchange at 530-343-1981

Town of Paradise Building Department. In December 2019 the Building Department will be located in the Building Resiliency Center (“the Brick”), 6295 Skyway, Paradise. See their website for a lot of important information.

Butte County Building Department. Property that is not within the Paradise Town boundaries is permitted through the County of Butte. Requirements are similar but not identical. Their website has a lot of information to get you started. They have offices in both Oroville and at the Building Resiliency Center in Paradise (December, 2019). Click here for their Camp Fire rebuild page.

PG&E is putting lines underground in Paradise. Contractors should not put up a power pole – even temporary – for power. However, poles may be needed for cable and other utilities. For PG&E questions, Terri Meyers, a community liaison, is available. Find her in the Directory under “PG&E”. Here is a graphic from PG&E.

Contractors State License Board Understand the residential construction industry regulations. You are working in a Disaster area – breaking the law is a felony!

California Manufactured Housing Compliance (CA HCD) Manufactured homes are permitted under Title 25 of California code. Housing and Community Development is the Jurisdiction Having Authority over the housing unit; the local Building Department has authority over site permitting.

Area rentalsNorth Valley Property Owners Assoc. If you are bringing out-of-area workers to town, rentals are tight but available. NVPOA can help you find a rental

Building codes change January 1, 2020. Unless you are replacing for the owner, a home lost in, a disaster, new homes must have solar PV installed. This is one of many code changes effective 1/1/2020. Not knowing the code will add cost and slow building. Learn what’s needed with permits effective 1/1/2020.

You are building in a Wildland Urban Interface zone. WUI and 2019 Building Code Part 9 Fire Code applies.
Click here to go to the California Fire Code for the 2019 Title 24 Building Code. You can read these online but cannot print them. You can also buy the code book through ICC.
(WUI) Public Resources Code 4290:  California regulations for the purpose of establishing minimum wildfire protection standards in conjunction with building, construction and development.  Click here to go to the Butte County Fire Marshal page on WUI/PRC 4290.