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.
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
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.
Applications for the Southern California Wildfire and Flood Fund Grants Phase II are now being accepted. Relief efforts will focus on improving the homes and community spaces directly impacted by the wildfires and mudslides. Eligible categories include home improvement not covered by insurance or public funds, neighborhood improvements, preparedness for future disasters, and more. Qualified nonprofit organizations that have the capacity and experience supporting low-income families and communities in those focus areas should apply.The application can be accessed using the link below.