Phase II - Fire Debris Removal

After your property has been assessed by the LA County HazMat Team, choose Option One (Opt-In) or Option Two (Opt-Out) for debris removal. LA County has provided a handout with Frequently Asked Questions and video with details about Phase II.

A representative from LA County Public Works is available at Malibu City Hall to collect fire debris removal applications and answer questions about its process. They are available Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, until January 30, 2019.

OPTION 1 (OPT-IN) 

GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROGRAM (RECOMMENDED)  

Deadline to submit Right of Entry (ROE) Form
January 28, 2019
Duration:
Anticipated to be completed by mid-April

The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) will remove fire debris from homes that are damaged or destroyed under stringent environmental and public safety guidelines, at no out-of-pocket cost to the property owner. If the costs of debris removal exceeds the amount of debris removal insurance, the property owner will not be charged anything additional. If the property owner does not have debris removal insurance, the debris removal will be at no cost.

OPTION 2 (OPT-OUT) 

Los Angeles County LOCAL FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROGRAM

Application / Workplan deadline: 
January 30, 2019
Deadline to complete all work:
March 15, 2019

Property owners who choose not to participate in the Government-Sponsored fire debris removal program must participate in Los Angeles County's Local Program. Either hire a state-certified contractor or manage the debris removal project yourself. The Project Manager (contractor or property owner) must have the ability to hire all the necessary sub-contractors to remove the debris in accordance with LA County’s Local Fire Debris Removal Application and Guidelines (summary on page 4). This option for debris removal is at the property owner's expense and will not be reimbursed with public funds. 

LOCATIONS ACCEPTING forms

  • Malibu City Hall: 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265 (Monday - Thursday, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM) 
  • Malibu Disaster Recovery Center (DRC):  23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu (closed January 17, 2019 due to extreme weather; last day open to public is January 18, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Woolsey Fire Disaster Recovery Operations (DROC): 26610 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 (Opens to the public on January 14, 2019) 

LA County Woolsey Fire Debris Removal Hotline: 626-979-5370 (Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM; 24 hour dispatch)

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

For properties with onsite wastewater treatment systems (septic systems), mark the location of your system and submit the information with your debris removal (Opt-in or Opt-out) application. Find information about checking and replacing post fire septic systems.

CHARRED LANDSCAPING: NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE

Properties that have charred landscaping, but no structural damage are not required to have a HazMat Clearance to remove this type of debris. Charred landscaping on these properties can be placed in green waste bins or removed by a City permitted hauler.

Environmentally-Sensitive Habitat Areas (ESHA) and native trees (Western Sycamore, Coast Live Oak, California Black Walnut, Toyon and Alder trees) are protected if the trunk size is more than six inches measured at a height of 4.5 feet above the ground. Only native trees that are threatening health or safety may be removed without a permit. Before removing any trees, residents must get approval from the City Biologist.