Phase 2 Debris Removal Deadlines Extended to January 15, 2021 from Louay Toma

The State and County have extended the deadline for property owners to submit their application for Phase 2 wildfire debris removal until January 15, 2021.  Owners of property with structural debris resulting from the SCU Lightning Complex Fires must submit one of the following applications no later than January 15, 2021 if they have not already done so:

Right of Entry Form – to enroll in the State’s publicly funded Consolidated Debris Removal Program

  • Private Contractor Debris Removal Program Application and Workplan– for property owners who are ineligible for the Consolidated Debris Removal Program or want to choose their own licensed contractor(s) and perform debris removal at their own expense
  • Application for Conditional Exemption from the Private Contractor Program– for property owners who meet the eligibility criteria for exemption

Completed application forms must be submitted to the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at or Department of Environmental Health – Debris Removal, 1555 Berger Drive #300, San Jose, CA 95112.  Please visit to access enrollment forms, resources, and information on the publicly funded Consolidated Debris Removal Program and the Private Contractor Debris Removal Program.  Enrollment forms have also been attached to this email.  If you are having any difficulties with the submittal process, please call DEH at 408-918-3411.  They will be happy to assist you.

DEH has already approved nearly 40 Right of Entry Forms; an additional 20 Right of Entry Forms submitted over the past several days are being processed.  Please keep in mind that it will take multiple days to fully process the latest batch of forms.  If your application is pending, do not hesitate to call 408-918-3411 to inquire about the status of your application or to submit supplemental or corrective information. 

Please note that the extension of the Right of Entry application deadline will not delay the start of Phase 2 debris removal work in Santa Clara County under the Consolidated Debris Removal Program.  Phase 2 property assessment visits began in Santa Clara County earlier this week, and DEH is contacting property owners with approved Right of Entry Forms to notify them of upcoming Phase 2 property assessment visits.  The Debris removal work will follow shortly with crews expected to arrive in the County within two weeks.  The County strongly encourages property owners to submit their Right of Entry application as soon as possible to allow Phase 2 clean up on their property to begin.


Louay Toma CEM, MPA,

Emergency Management

Santa Clara County Fire Department

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management

Office (408) 808-7800


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