Thomas Fire Rebuild
Permits Issued as of November 27, 2019:
- Approved 308 permits for complete rebuild
- Currently reviewing 47 permits for complete rebuild
- The Thomas Fire Recovery Office has conducted more than 608 homeowner/architect meetings
- 42 Homes have received final inspection and are approved for occupancy
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.
Admin Report Amendments to Thomas Fire Rebuild Overlay Zone Emergency Ordinance – September 10, 2018
Thomas Fire Rebuild Update - August 6, 2018
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.
Thomas Fire recovery guidelines for setting up temporary utilities at your property.
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.
CC&R Acknowledgement - Fillable
Lidar Waiver - Fillable w/instruction
Temporary RV Housing - Fillable
Temporary On-Site Storage - Fillable
-Planning Application - Fillable
-Story Pole Waiver - Fillable
Thomas Fire Rebuilds Land Development Grading Permits
A Grading Permit IS Required When:
- Removal and recompaction of soil to a depth greater than five feet;
- New building footprint extends more than five feet from old footprint;
- Property in the Ondulando area identified with settlement issues;
Grading Permit MAY Be Required When:
- New areas of cut or fill proposed;
- New retaining walls three feet or greater in height with surcharge.
For additional information please download our Land Development Grand Permit Triggers form.
Impacted Swimming Pool Information
Guidelines to ensure your pool is safe to use after the Thomas Fire.
The District Attorney’s Office has a phone line is devoted to handling calls about gouging at 805-662-1728. Callers can share the business name, address and relevant details.
- California Department of Insurance: “Don’t Get Burned After a Disaster”
- Contractors State License Board: “After a Disaster Don’t Get Scammed!”
- FAQs on price gouging from the Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office
- Keeping Safe as You Rebuild from the Ventura County District Attorney
Other Information Items
The documents below provides building material recommendations for homes built in high fire zones.