Valley Fire September 2020

Follow links below for help in the recovery process. Residents can also call 2-1-1 for health and community resources.

Recovery Overviews and General Resources

Damage Assessment

Rebuilding and Permit Processing in the Unincorporated County

Debris Assistance

Public Health and Hazardous Waste

California State Resources Franchise Tax Board

Property Taxes

California State Resources Veteran Services

Consumer Information

Recovery Assistance Hotline and Email

Unincorporated County residents affected by the wildfires may email ValleyFireRecovery@sdcounty.ca.gov. Business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emails received after hours or on the weekends will be returned next business day.

Debris Removal

To help with the recovery process, the County of San Diego will be placing fire debris disposal bins at locations near the burn area for fire survivors to dispose of debris from their properties. To help individual property owners that have lost their homes, the County is also offering to deliver bins to individual properties.  Fire debris bin program details can be found on the Valley Fire Debris Disposal Bin Program Webpage.

Erosion Control

To help residents living in or around the burn area, the County has opened the Erosion Control Center to advise people on how to protect their homes and provide sand, sandbags and fiber rolls for free to help stabilize burned properties before rains arrive. Protect your property now from flooding. 

The Erosion Control Center is by appointment only. Call (888) 846-0800 for more information.

San Diego Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters or VOAD:

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that builds resiliency in communities nationwide. It serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle — preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation — to help disaster survivors and their communities.

For Disaster Recovery Guidance click here and fill out their Disaster Intake Form to follow up with a recovery team member.

Donation Information

The best way to help those impacted by the Valley Fire is a financial donation to a trusted local organization that can help meet the needs of survivors when they need it. Donations of  goods such as clothing and household items can sometimes be difficult to distribute as someone who just lost their home may not have a place to keep donated items. Learn more about donations after a disaster.