Expedited rebuilding permits for fire-affected structures in unincorporated areas
Beginning 9/20/21, the WRPC will provide expedited plan review and permits for fire-affected properties that are in the unincorporated areas of the county.
JCC LTRG Disaster Case Managers coordinate help for wildfire survivors.
See the status of rebuilding efforts for wildfire-damaged properties in Jackson County.
Con artists may prey on wildfire survivors looking to rebuild
Watch out for con artists posing as contractors. Scam attempts may come by phone, mail, email, or in person. Follow these tips to protect yourself.
The Oregon Health Authority will provide free well water testing vouchers to private or "domestic" well users impacted by the 2020 Oregon wildfires. Apply for a voucher from February 1 - May 15, 2021 at https://go.usa.gov/xAycC.
Extending the rebuilding timeframe helps control the cost of construction, but many insurance policies limit the time a person has to rebuild their home after a fire. The state has negotiated extensions with many insurance companies.
Build back better with an energy-smart MH
Lost your Manufactured Home to wildfire? It pays to replace it with a new, energy-efficient model. Three sources of cash incentives are available to help fire survivors build back better.
Build back better
The Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash incentives and design assistance to help fire survivors build back stronger with more energy-efficient homes and buildings. Programs for both residential and commercial constructions are available.
Free advisory services for fire-impacted businesses are available through the SBDC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding septic damage and inspections.
Want to rebuild in a way that avoids damage from future disasters? Read these guides and contact FEMA Mitigation Specialists for advice via email at FEMA-R10-MIT@FEMA.DHS.GOV.
This handout identifies a number of issues that may occur with water well systems following a wildfire and provides a list of contacts and resources.