Malibu Recovery Information
from the City of Malibu, County of Los Angeles, LA County Fire and FEMA
Updated Jan. 30, 2019
OWNERS OF BURNED PROPERTIES URGED TO SIGN UP FOR FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL AHEAD OF JAN. 31 DEADLINE TO AVOID STEEP COSTS
The deadline for Woolsey Fire debris removal, established in the emergency declaration by the County of Los Angeles on November 9, 2018, was set at March 15, 2019. Failure to comply will deem the property a public nuisance and will be subject to summary abatement proceedings to have the property cleared of the fire debris. There is no monetary penalty, however the cost of the debris removal will be charged to the property owner as a lien on the property. That could cost the property owner at minimum $100,000 and possibly much more. All of these actions are set by the County of Los Angeles.
For information on how to opt-in for the state sponsored program or sign up for the local program, visit the City Debris Removal Page at https://www.malibucity.org/debris.
The state program is a partnership with County of Los Angeles and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and other federal and state agencies in a joint program to facilitate the safe removal and disposal of fire debris and ash, at no out-of-pocket cost to the homeowner. To obtain this service, a homeowner must fill out a Right of Entry (ROE) form allowing these agencies access to their property.
To get in-person assistance with signing up for debris removal, residents may also visit LA County’s newly opened Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC), located at 26610 Agoura Road, Calabasas (near the 101 Fwy and Las Virgenes Rd) Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. At the DROC, residents can ask questions and get guidance about fire debris removal, learn how the process works, what the next steps are, and get help in filling out the applications.
Residents can also get in-person assistance at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Rd., Malibu CA 90265). LA County Public Works has a subject matter expert staffing an assistance desk Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. City Hall can be reached by phone at 310-456-2489.
To get information about fire debris removal or assistance with applying over the phone, please call LA County's Woolsey Fire Recovery Hotline at 626-979-5370.
The deadline to apply for assistance programs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for people and businesses impacted by the Woolsey Fire is EXTENDED TO THURSDAY JANUARY 31. To apply online or for more information, visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3662. Print or read the flyer.
NOTE: Right-of-Entry (ROE) for CalRecycle's debris removal program has been EXTENDED UNTIL January 31, 2019 for LA County. Ventura County victims had a January 14 deadline to apply for debris removal.
NEW WOOLSEY REBUILDS WEBSITE -
The City launched a separate webpage to bring together all of the information related to rebuilding and recovering from the Woolsey Fire. The new webpage is located at www.MalibuRebuilds.org. It includes drop-down menus with sections on Debris Removal, Rebuilding, Storm Preparation, and Resources.
Disaster Recovery Centers
The new hours of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Malibu and Agoura Hills are Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, closed holidays and Sundays. The Malibu DRC is located in the former Malibu Courthouse (23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265). The Agoura Hills DRC is located at the Hilton Foundation Building (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura CA 91301). For DRC information, including a list of agencies offering services, visit www.MalibuCity.org/DRC.
New information is constantly being updated by the City and received from various agencies. This information is regularly added to the Woolsey Fire pages on the City website. Below is a summary of new or updated information recently received and posted:
Phase I HazMat Inspections - updated daily
Right-of-Entry (ROE) Permit for Residential Debris Removal required to opt-in to the CalRecycle program. Deadline to submit ROE extended to January 31, 2019.
Ban on Leaf Blowers - English / Spanish bilingual flyer
LA County Dept of Public Works Debris Removal Program Commonly Asked Questions
Los Angeles Advisory Notice – Ash and Burn Debris Cleanup and Removal
Planning Rebuild Bulletin #3 - latest details on the rebuild process from the Planning Department.
HOW TO SUBMIT ROE FORM TO OPT-IN TO FREE DEBRIS REMOVAL
Submit an Online Form
By Phone: Call 888-CLEAN-LA (888-253 2652)
In-Person: Get and submit forms at the Woolsey Fire Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) at the former County Courthouse Building, (23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265) and at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Building, (30440 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301).
By Email: Submit filled-out ROE forms via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUIDELINES FOR SWIMMING POOLS IMPACTED BY ASH
Residents in the Woolsey Fire burn area who have swimming pools should not use their pools until they have followed the steps in these guidelines.
LEAF BLOWER BAN IN WOOLSEY FIRE BURN AREA
The City Council approved an emergency ordinance banning leaf blowers (both gas and electric) in the burn area, west of Malibu Canyon, effective through August 1, 2019. The ordinance is meant to protect public health from potentially toxic ash and dust that can be thrown into the air by leaf blowers. Learn more about the leafblower prohibition.