Additional Rebuilding Resources

County Code Chapter 18.05 establishes authority and requirements regarding rebuilding following a natural disaster such as a wildfire. 


For rebuilding forms, please visit the Building Department Application Forms page. Note the helpful Checklist for Residential Application.

For more information on rebuilding, please visit the Building FAQ page or call 209-966-3934.



When the Governor of California issues a State of Emergency in a county where Sierra Telephone provides service, and Sierra Telephone's ability to deliver telephone service has been impacted, Sierra Telephone shall implement procedures demonstrating compliance with the protections listed in the California Public Utilities Commission Decision No. 19-08-025.  For more information, click here.

It may be necessary for a telephone company Engineer to field check the building site. To learn more about the requirements for new telephone installation, click here.


For eligible customers impacted by a wildfire, PG&E will connect and disconnect temporary electric service at no cost until a permanent electric meter is installed. Temporary power can be used throughout the construction process until your building is ready for permanent power or temporary uses like a recreational vehicle. For additional details and information, click here.

For more information about how PG&E can help you rebuild and recover, please contact PG&E:


PG&E is offering fill dirt through their Recycled Dirt Program. Residents located within 20 miles of the Oak Fire burn scar qualify for the program. The soil is obtained from PG&E excavation projects, then it is provided and delivered free of charge in 10 to 20 cubic yard increments. To learn more about how to sign up for the Recycled Dirt Program, contact


The Contractors State License Board urges wildfire survivors to only hire licensed contractors for repairs and rebuilding after a wildfire. Visit 10 Tips to Make Sure Your Contractor Measures Up for valuable tips on hiring a contractor.