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Posted on: January 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Deadline to Apply for CA State or Local Fire Debris Removal Programs is Jan. 31

Debris Removal Deadlines

DEADLINES TO OPT-IN TO FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL programs EXTENDED TO JAN. 31. 

DEADLINE TO COMPLETE FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL IS MARCH 15. 

The deadlines to opt-in to the state fire debris removal program, and to opt-out and sign up for the local debris removal program have been extended to January 31. The deadline to complete fire debris removal is March 15. If debris removal has not been completed by March 15, the state will remove the fire debris from the property at the owner’s expense (up to $100,000) and a lien will be placed on the property. 


OPTION 1 - STATE FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROGRAM 

The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) will remove fire debris from homes that are damaged or destroyed under stringent environmental and public safety guidelines, at no out-of-pocket cost to the property owner. If the costs of debris removal exceeds the amount of debris removal insurance, the property owner will not be charged anything additional. If the property owner does not have debris removal insurance, the debris removal will be at no cost. Property owners are encouraged to contact their homeowners insurance providers, as any insurance proceeds for debris removal will be dedicated to off-set costs. 

The ROE form is the application to opt-in to the state program. The form provides consent for debris removal teams to access the property. ROE forms must be submitted by January 31. 

ROE Form - Sign Up for State Program -  Click here for the Right-of-Entry (ROE) form. 
FAQs - https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Woolsey-Fire-Consolidated-Program-General-Information-and-FAQs-1-18-19.pdf

Apply online: LACounty.gov/LACountyRecovers

Apply by phone: 888-CLEAN-LA (888-253 2652)

Apply in person: Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Building (30440 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills), open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, or at the Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) at 26610 Agoura Road, Calabasas (near the 101 Fwy and Las Virgenes Rd), is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Eligibility chart: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Woolsey-Fire-Consolidated-Program-General-Information-and-FAQs-1-18-19.pdf


Option 2 - Local Fire Debris Removal Program

Local Program application: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Local-Fire-Debris-Removal-Program-Application-11-17-19.pdf

Partially Burned/Damaged Structures: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Fire-Debris-and-Ash-Removal-Application-for-Partially-Burned-Damage-Structures-01-02-19.pdf

Debris Cleanup Certification: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Local-Fire-Debris-Removal-Program-Property-Clean-Up-Completion-Certification-01-03-19.pdf

FAQs: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Local-Program-Information-and-FAQ-01.17.19.pdf

NEW - Fire Debris Process https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/Local-Program-Debris-Removal-Demo-Permit-Flow-Chart-01-11-19.pdf


New Fire Debris Removal Resources

Check the status of ROE and Local Program applications: https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/WoolseyFire/ApplicationStatus.aspx

Brochure: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/After-The-Disaster...What-to-Know-and-Do.pdf

CA state’s cleanup process: https://www.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/CalRecycle-Wildfire-Cleanup-Process-and-Order-of-Operations.pdf




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