Steps to Rebuilding Together
1. Prepare Your Plans
START BY MEETING WITH THE REBUILD TEAM
Rebuild Project staff can help gather information that may influence your design choices and explain which process will work best for you and your property.
Visit the City's Rebuild Help Desk during normal business hours to discuss your project or email ACruz@malibucity.org to schedule a free appointment with a senior planner.
- Meet with the Rebuild Team and view Woolsey Fire Rebuild Development Options to help you decide what type of project is best for you.
- Find a Design Professional who can help you prepare and rebuild.
- Research your permit history to determine which structures were legally permitted and are eligible for replacement.
- Design for the future. Find information on rebates and incentives and the Malibu Smart program.
- Prepare for Submittal - consult with reviewing agencies and departments to learn what you may need during the design process, including any necessary application materials.
- Determine if your project is eligible for any Fee Waivers.
The City is offering a Building Plan Check Coordination Service to assist property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. A Rebuild Coordinator will assist applicants with obtaining documentation from City departments to confirm that project paperwork is ready for submittal. Property owners and design professionals can work with the Rebuild Coordinator to ensure permit applications contain all required items in order to avoid delays in the review process.
- Check in at the City's Rebuild Help Desk during normal business hours or email LMacias@malibucity.org to make an appointment.
- Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
2. Obtain Permits
Prior to obtaining permits, review your project with City departments and outside agencies. All proposed work must be permitted by the City through a two-step process to comply with the City’s zoning and building codes. Start with Planning for zoning approval, then move onto Building Safety for project review. City staff is available to assist residents before and during project review.
Zoning codes primarily deal with where a structure can be placed on a site, its square footage and its height, among other things. Meet with City staff and review the various rebuild options in order to determine which Planning application is the right fit.
The City is offering a free pre-submittal consultation to property owners whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Woolsey Fire. No plans or designs are necessary before scheduling this meeting.
- Location: Malibu City Hall, Rebuild Help Desk in the upstairs lobby
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. To make an appointment, email ACruz@malibucity.org.
The building code specifies how a structure is actually constructed, such as materials and methods. Plan check approval and permits are required by the Environmental Sustainability Department before starting any work.
3. Construction and Inspections
The California State Department of Consumer Affairs maintains an online tool to Check a Contractor License.
This residential Construction Type V Sheet is to make quick processing of your application, useful in avoiding code compliance problems during construction, and efficient in keeping you, your family, and/or client safe and healthy during construction. Residents interested in more complex rebuild options can find additional Building Safety forms and information.
Request your inspection with the convenient online scheduling system or call 310-456-2489, ext. 312. Inspection requests made online will receive a confirmation number via email.
Inspectors must be allowed access to the property between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
4. Move In
During construction, inspections will be made to ensure your home is being built to plan and will be safe to live in. After passing final inspection, a certificate of occupancy will be issued and you can move in!
CURRENT REBUILD STATUS
Visit MalibuCity.org/RebuildStats to view the most up-to-date statistics related to Woolsey Fire single-family rebuild projects, with numbers of projects in Planning Review all the way to Completed Homes, as well as the various types of projects and numbers of permits issued.