Wildfire Debris Removal

The County of Ventura has launched a website dedicated to helping survivors of wildfires in their recovery called Ventura County Recovers (www.VenturaCountyRecovers.org). It is a comprehensive source of information for all matters relating to fire recovery. Please register on Ventura County Recovers to receive updates. 

The County is coordinating with city, state and federal agencies to facilitate the removal of wildfire debris. Information and updates will be posted here and on VenturaCountyRecovers as it becomes available. You can also call our Woolsey fire information hotline: 805-654-2432 or contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Woolsey & Hill Fires

The Woolsey and Hill Fires were first reported on November 8, 2018, and have since burned several areas of Ventura County and Los Angeles County. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Please register on Ventura County Recovers to receive updates regarding health and safety issues, debris removal and more. 

Thomas Fire Insurance Assistance

As our community continues to recover from the December 2017 Thomas Fire, it remains a County priority to help those affected to rebuild their lives. The County has contracted with a private company, Tetra Tech, to obtain information and assist Thomas fire victims regarding the portion of your insurance, if any, that was allocated specifically for debris removal. Letters were sent to all affected property owners in November 2018 requesting additional information and copies of these letters are available at the links below. If you would like to discuss the State program or wish to submit the documentation, please contact Brianna Siefert of Tetra Tech at 805-626-3143. Click here for a copy of this letter.

Disaster / Emergency Information

Click on the following links for information on disaster and emergency preparedness: 

Water Supply 

Unless your water purveyor has issued a notice stating otherwise, it is safe to drink and use tap water. If you receive a boil water notice, do not drink the water without boiling it first. Check out the following links for instructions on how to make your water safe to drink.

Food facility operators need to take special precautions before engaging in food operations or offering to the public. Please review the following guidance documents: 

 Food Safety

Wildfire Recovery