Why should I sign the Right of Entry Form?
Signing the Right of Entry Form will allow the Army Corps of Engineers/ CalRecycle crews to remove the fire debris from your property. The quicker we can remove the fire debris from your property and the other properties in your community, the quicker you can rebuild and your community can recover.
The Army Corps of Engineers and CalRecycle are part of the Consolidated Debris Removal Program put together by the Governors’ Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both the Corp and CalRecycle will deploy numerous teams to quickly remove fire debris. It is important to quickly clean up the fire debris to protect the public health, animals, and the environment. Also, once the debris is removed from the properties, communities can start the rebuilding process.
Ideally, we would like to have 100 percent participation in this program. The program is voluntary, but if you do not sign the Right of Entry Form, you will still be required to promptly remove the debris on your property in accordance with city/county standards. Also, if you fail to promptly clean your property, the city/county may take legal action to clean the property on your behalf in order to protect the public health, animals, and the environment.
The Consolidated Debris Removal Program is free. If you have insurance that has a set amount for debris removal, your insurance company will be required to give this specified amount to your county. However, if you’re uninsured or your policy does not have a specified amount for debris removal you will not be obligated to pay any money or give up your insurance proceeds. If your insurance has coverage for debris removal but it is part of the money you will receive to rebuild, your insurance company will not have to pay anything from your policy to the county unless you have insurance proceeds remaining after you rebuild.
Signing the Right of Entry Form is an important first step on the road to recovery. The quicker we can remove the debris, the quicker you and your community can fully recover.
You can find Right of Entry Forms to download and fill out here. Please select the one relevant to your county.
- Mendocino County Right of Entry Form
- Napa County Right of Entry Form
- Sonoma County Right of Entry Form (Español)
- Butte County Right of Entry Form
- Lake County Right of Entry Form
- State Example – Right of Entry Form
- State Example – Right of Entry Form (Español)
Click here to see recommendations from AAA Insurance (American Automotive Association) if you are considering opting in or opting out of the Consolidated Debris Program.
Debris Removal ROE Locations
ROE forms in Nevada County are turned in at the address:
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: (530) 265-1218
ROE forms in Yuba County are turned in at the address:
County of Yuba
915 8th Street, Suite 123
Marysville, CA 95901
ROE forms in Butte County are turned in at the address:
Butte County Public Works
Attn: Debris Coordinator
7 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
Or fax to (530) 645-1820
Here are the list of ROE collection locations where USACE will be assisting:
625 5th Street, Sonoma
Main Office Line – (707) 565-6565
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa,
Jill Pahl – (530) 906-6569
3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake
Ray Ruminski: Office – (707) 349-1410, Cell – (707) 263-1164
1000 Hensley Creek Rd, Ukiah
Tammy Chandler: Office – (707) 472-2631, Cell – (707) 671-3610