Mendocino County is committed to help individuals affected by the Redwood Fire rebuild their homes and community. This page provides important information for the rebuilding process and how to protect yourself along the way.
Disaster Recovery Assistance
PLANNING & BUILDING SERVICES
Disaster Recovery Assistance for: Debris Removal Program, Temporary Trailer/RV Permits, Building Permits
860 North Bush Street, Ukiah CA 95482
Disaster Recovery Assistance for: Private Debris cleanup, septic system location/approval, well installation/repairs
|Ukiah Office:||860 North Bush Street, Ukiah CA 95482|
Contractor's State License Board (CSLB) Disaster Help
Unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors often prey on victims of natural disasters. It is a felony to contract without a license in a declared disaster area. Consumers can protect themselves by using CSLB's resources to check a contractor's license status and history.
Below you will find links to a number of resources to help with this.
- CSLB Disaster Help Center
- 10 Tips Checklist
- (800) 321-CSLB (2752)
- After a Disaster Guide English | Spanish
- Owner Builder Responsibilities English | Spanish
Helping you Rebuild an Efficient, Sustainable Home
Sonoma Clean Power, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Bay Area Air Quality Management District have joined efforts to help homeowners affected by the October 2017 firestorms rebuild energy efficient, sustainable homes. The program is an enhancement to PG&E’s long-standing California Advanced Homes Program, and offers two incentive packages tailored to Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. To get started, coordinate with a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA) who will walk you through the process. If you have any questions about the program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Tips
As evacuees return to their homes and begin to assess the fire damage, one of the biggest questions on their minds might be how to rebuild. Although there is usually an outpouring of support and generosity from the public after a tragedy, unethical businesses may also emerge to try to take advantage of those recovering.
It’s important for those affected by the fires to do their research when hiring a business. BBB complaints frequently involve workers doing a shoddy job and consumers having trouble getting their problems resolved. Read more for ways to protect yourself.
Travel Trailer Usage on Private Property
On October 31, 2017 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance that allows for the installation, use and temporary occupancy of trailer coaches (which includes recreational vehicles and mobile homes) on properties destroyed or damaged and made uninhabitable by the Redwood Complex fire. Effected residents may apply for an administrative permit using the form below. Administrative permits shall be issued only after requirements for health and safety standards are met.
- Travel Trailer Urgency Ordinance
- Travel Trailer Administrative Permit
- Temporary Trailer Occupancy FAQ
- Environmental Health Requirements of Temporary Dwelling