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Courtesy Notices Issued to Property Owners in Violation of Local Fire Debris Removal Codes

Posted on March 21, 2019

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County and the Town of Paradise mailed Courtesy Notices to property owners who have not signed up for debris removal to encourage them to comply with local codes and enter one of the debris removal programs. Failure to participate in a debris removal program is a violation of local code for properties in the Town of Paradise and Butte County.

Sample Courtesy Notice – Town of Paradise 

Sample Courtesy Notice – Butte County

The Courtesy Notice allows property owners to sign up for one of the fire debris removal programs by April 15, 2019. The Notice outlines actions the Town of Paradise and Butte County may take if property owners do not comply with local codes by signing up for debris removal.

Enforcement actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • recording a Notice of Violation or Notice of Noncompliance on the property, which will cloud title to the property;
  • imposing financial penalties and fines on property owners personally for failing to allow fire debris to be removed from the property; and/or
  • a Nuisance Abatement action to clean the property, with costs for the cleanup and enforcement placed as a lien on the property.

The County sent Courtesy Notices on Thursday, March 21, 2019 to 616 property owners in the Town of Paradise and 325 property owners in the County. Property owners who receive a notice should take immediate action to comply by enrolling in a debris removal program.

Property owners may contact Butte County using any of the methods below.

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(530) 552-3155






Butte County

Attn: Fire Debris Removal
202 Mira Loma Drive, Oroville, CA 95965



Butte County

202 Mira Loma Drive Oroville, CA 95965
Monday – Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Most property owners whose properties burned in the Camp Fire have signed up for debris removal. The County has received 11,113 Right-of-Entry forms for the Government Program and 1,064 applications for the Alternative Program. The ash and debris from the burned structures contain hazardous materials that can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment.  The removal of fire debris is required to maintain the health and safety of the community.

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