Thomas Fire Rebuild

City Resources for Homeowners 

Below are City Resources for Homeowners including information needed for the rebuilding process such as design, permitting and review, as well as the residential building permit checklist.

Helping Our Community Rebuild

Residential Building Permit Checklist


Required Review Process Documents

The graphic below details the review process as a home is rebuilt. Documents below include information on the pre-submittal review process, residential plan check submittal screening checklist, and the construction permit application.

3 step process


CD 268 Review Process

CD 267 PreSubmittal Review

BS 640 Thomas Fire Residential Plan Check Checklist

Construction Permit Application Thomas Fire


Temporary Utilities 

Thomas Fire recovery guidelines for setting up temporary utilities at your property. 

BS 643 Temporary Utilities

Re-establishing Water Connection - Guidelines for temporary water service to your residence after Phase I (hazardous debris removal) is complete.

Temporary Meter “On Hydrant” Guidelines (for contractors doing work for residents) - Temporary water service on a hydrant for Construction/Grading or Non Construction/Grading


Building and Safety Standard Sheets 

The documents below provide information on the standard requirements for your new home. These documents include information on the landscaping requirements, green building code requirements, and materials and methods to make your new home more wildfire resistant.

2016 Residential CalGreen Sheet

Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Sheet

BS 642 Chapter 7A Materials & Methods for Wildfire


Impacted Swimming Pool Information

Guidelines to ensure your pool is safe to use after the Thomas Fire.

Swimming Pool Impacted by Fire, Smoke and Ash


Other Information Items 

The documents below provides building material recommendations for homes built in high fire zones.

BS 639 Wildfire Conformance Checklist

BS 641 High Fire Requirements