HELPING OUR COMMUNITY REBUILD
The City will be available to all of its residents as we begin to rebuild the community together. The Planning Department and Environmental Sustainability Department (ESD) will be available to assist residents as they complete the applications and forms needed to permit debris removal, the installation of temporary housing and erosion control devices, and the reconstruction of damaged homes.
To help residents go through this process, Planning and ESD staff compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Development Options for properties affected by the fire. Find post-fire information for your onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS).
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-456-2489, ext. 485.
Fire Rebuild Counter
- Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Friday - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Planning and building Safety Public Counter
- Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
IS MY PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF MALIBU?
Check that your property is within the City limits using City GIS
If your property is located in Unincorporated LA County, visit the LA County Department of Regional Planning
There are a number of Development Options for properties affected by the fire.
- Those planning to rebuild an in-kind replacement of legally permitted structures lost may submit a Planning Verification (PV) Submittal Checklist by calling the Planning hotline at (310) 456-2489, extension 485, or emailing at email@example.com to set up a pre-submittal appointment.
- Additional Planning forms, checklists and applications are available for those interested in other, more complex rebuild options.
- Guidelines on how to safely remove fire debris available at MalibuCity.org/Debris
- By December 31, 2018, property owners must opt-in to the program by submitting a Right-of-Entry (ROE) Permit for Residential Debris Removal. The form provides consent for debris removal teams to access a property.
- List of professionals related to post-fire rebuilding and construction.
- List of registered practitioners who can perform the On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) inspections needed for placement of a temporary trailer or mobile home, or for a like-for-like rebuild in Malibu.
- Before hiring an unknown contractor, be aware of Construction Scams. Visit cslb.ca.gov to search for a contractor's license number
Residents who wish to place a temporary trailer or mobilehome on their property must first submit a Temporary Mobilehome or Trailer Application form to the Planning Department.
Properties damaged by the Woolsey Fire may be secured with temporary fencing without a permit, provided the fencing meets certain requirements. View Temporary Fencing Requirements.
- The City utilizes OnBase, a specialized software product that allows for the scanning and storage of public documents, as well as easy access to those documents by City staff and the public. The community can research and access documents online, including recorded documents, City Council, and Commission agendas, minutes, and resolutions, building permits, geology reports, and septic approvals.
- For more detailed property records, please complete a Request for Public Information
- Another important outlet for records for properties in Malibu is the South Central Coastal Commission office in Ventura. Records available from this agency may date as far back as 1977, when the Commission was created. Email Barbara Rodriguez to request records from the Ventura office. Be sure to include the assessor’s parcel number (APN), the owner’s or previous owner’s name, your name, and the street number of the property you’re interested in. The office can also be reached at (805) 585-1800, and is located at 89 South California Street in Ventura.