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Congressman Mike Thompson

Representing the 5th District of CALIFORNIA

Rep. Thompson Urges Fire Survivors to Submit “Right-of-Entry” Form to Receive Free Debris Removal Services

Nov 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-05) released this statement urging those whose property was destroyed in the recent fires to submit “right-of-entry” forms to receive free debris removal services from the Army Corps of Engineers:

“Debris cleanup is the first and often an expensive hurdle for many people who return to a burned down home. Fortunately, the Army Corps of Engineers will be clearing properties free of charge for all those whose homes were destroyed in Sonoma, Lake, and Napa counties. However, you must fill out and submit ‘right-of-entry’ form to give the Corps permission to access your property. I’ve heard from many constituents who are wary to give their information on this form, but I urge all those who want their property cleared free of charge to submit the form.”

More information about the right-of-entry forms and the debris cleanup process can be found here.

For those with destroyed property in Napa County, right-of-entry forms must be submitted by 5PM TODAY, Thursday, November 9. The form can be found and submitted at the Planning, Building and Environmental Services (PBES) Department at 1195 3rd Street, Suite 210 in Napa. More information about this process can be found on this County FAQ document or by calling PBES at (707) 253-4417.

For those with destroyed property in Sonoma County, right-of-entry forms must be submitted by Monday, November 13. The form can be found and submitted at the right-of-entry processing center at 625 5th Street in Santa Rosa between 9AM and 6PM, 7 days a week. More information about this process can be found on the County’s website here or by calling the processing center at (707) 565-6700.

For those with destroyed property in Lake County, right-of-entry forms must be submitted by Monday, November 13. The form can be found and submitted at the Lake County Environmental Health Department (922 Bevins Court, Lakeport) or at Clearlake City Hall (14050 Olympic Dr, Clearlake). More information can be found on the County’s website here or by calling (707) 263-1164.

For more information or help navigating the right-of-entry form process and other debris removal questions, please call one of Congressman Thompson’s district offices:

Santa Rosa: (707) 542-7182

Napa: (707) 226-9898

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