News Flash


Posted on: January 26, 2023

Storm Recovery: Cleanup and Repairs

Storm Cleanup News Flash

Latest information regarding storm recovery, repairs, and cleanup efforts by the City of Ventura. Updated January 30, 2023.

Report Storm Damage

  • Throughout Ventura County, and in our City, considerable efforts to collect damage reports and conduct field assessments are underway. Residents and business owners are urged to submit reports of damage or requests for assistance through With these damage reports, we hope Ventura County can secure state and federal assistance for our residents.
    • If your property suffered damage as a result of the storms, please complete a damage report: Link to damage report
    • If your agricultural operation suffered damage as a result of the storms, please complete a damage report: Link to damage report

Debris Removal on Private Property Assistance

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services has partnered with E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc. to place mud and debris receptacles in storm-damaged areas for private property owners to clear debris and dispose of damaged personal property. For more information about this assistance, please visit

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

SBA low-interest loans are available for non-profits and small businesses that have suffered economic damage or physical damage from the storms. The loans can cover damage that insurance won’t cover. Application deadlines are March 16 for physical damage and October for economic injury claims. Visit the Disaster Loan Assistance website for more information.

Property Tax Relief for Damaged Property

Property tax relief may be available to Ventura County property owners whose property sustained more than $10,000 in damage from the January 9-10, 2023 storms. For additional information on program eligibility, please visit the Ventura County Assessor’s Office. To file a claim, complete the Calamity Application Form and return it to the Ventura County Assessor’s Office by email: [email protected]. Claims must be filed within twelve months of the date of damage.


  • Potholes: rainfall frequently produces potholes in the roadway. Report any potholes to the Pothole Hotline at 805-652-4590. View the Pothole Report Map for a current list.   
  • Harbor Boulevard: remains closed between Sanjon Road and the Ventura Pier. 
  • Sanjon Road: closed to southbound traffic from January 25 through January 30 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Ventura Pier 

  • Contractors have begun repair efforts on the Pier to replace damaged piles. 
  • Underwater inspections are still required before the Pier can be safely reopened. 
  • Anticipated reopening in March 2023. 

Ventura River Trail

  • The section of the Ventura River Trail managed by the City of Ventura remains open; however, the trail segment near Foster Park has been reported closed by Ventura County Parks. The closure is between Santa Antonio Creek Bridge to Prospect Street in Oak View. Contact Ventura County Parks regarding closure information at [email protected].   

Sailing Center

  • Received significant boat dock damage.
  • Awaiting proposals and designs for replacement. 


  • Over 300 tons of debris were removed from the City-owned beach near the Pier.
  • State Parks onsite to monitor marine life during cleanup efforts.
  • The driftwood will be sent to our local waste hauler, Agromin, for compost processing. 

Trees, palm fronds, and fallen branches

  • Report fallen trees and branches to 805-667-6519. When reporting after-hours, contact the Ventura Police Non-Emergency Line at 805-650-8010
  • Note for Palm Fronds:
    • Urban Forestry generally begins collecting Palm Fronds when the weather allows. 
    • Do not place Palm Fronds in Yard Waste. 

Golf courses 

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