Debris Removal after the 2019 Kincade Fire

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The Kincade Fire has had a devastating impact on Sonoma County. With 374 destroyed structures, the County is working with property owners to clear their properties so rebuilding can begin.

Clearing properties includes two steps:

Step 1: Household Hazardous Waste Sweep – this has been completed by the County.
Step 2: Fire Debris Removal – completed by property owners with support from the County by August 1, 2020.

Debris Removal

Important Documents for Property Owners and Contractors:

The second step in property clean-up can start after the Household Hazardous Waste sweep is complete. Property owners can download the Debris Removal Application and Sample Site Work Plan. Property owners should also download and review Debris Removal Requirements and Debris Removal Completion Certification. Applications and work plans must be approved by Environmental Health prior to debris removal. Property owners may contact Environmental Health at (707) 565-6700 or EHDebrisRemoval@sonoma-county.org for questions regarding the application process.

You may qualify for an exemption to the debris removal requirements. Please review the Conditional Exemptions from Debris Removal Requirements to see if your property qualifies for an exemption. If you believe your property qualifies, please complete the Debris Removal Exemption Application and submit it to Environmental Health.

All fire debris, including soil sample testing, must be complete by August 1, 2020 to avoid costly abatement proceedings.