Oak Fire Resources
Debris Removal Invoice Information
Letters were mailed out on June 12, 2023 to all Oak Fire survivors whose property had debris removal costs paid by the County. Each letter includes a parcel-specific invoice of what the County paid for debris removal for each property as tracked by our damage response contractor. Survivors who DID NOT have debris removal insurance do not have to pay or take other action - the invoice is just informational. Survivors who DID have debris removal insurance only need to reimburse the County for the amount allowed by their insurance company. If the bottom-line costs exceeds what is covered for debris removal, survivors are not responsible for the difference. Before paying this difference, please review your parcel-specific invoice. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lynn at 209-966-3222 as soon as possible.
Important Note: It has come to our attention that costs in three categories on the invoices dated 6/1/2023 - hazard tree, vehicle debris removal, and property owner assistance - were incorrectly switched with each other. This happened when the cost file was merged into the invoices. Cost corrections have now been made to those categories, but the overall debris removal total for your property remains the same. We apologize for the increased confusion and stress this has caused. Please note, the bottom-line costs will not change but the labels for work will be corrected. Again, if you have any concerns regarding your invoice, please contact Lynn at 209-966-3222 as soon as possible.
Low Income Federal Assistance Grants
Mariposa County has been approved for Single Family Housing Rural Disaster Home Repair Grants for those whose homes were damaged during the Oak Fire and/or winter storms in December 2022. These grants are focused on low-income household. More information can be found here.
Insurance support and Resources
United Policyholders (UP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) focused on helping individuals buy insurance and navigate claims. You can learn more about their offerings, review important resources, and contact their team for support by visiting www.uphelp.org.
Mother Lode Job Training Resources
Mother Lode Job Training has a variety of supports for Oak Fire Survivors.
- Did you, your spouse, or a family member providing for you, lose employment?
- Do you have a small business that lost tools and are unable to return to work?
- Did you become underemployed or have to take a job with lower paying age, reduced hours, or in a less-desired industry?
If any of these were a direct result of the Oak Fire, click here, call Mother Lode Job Training at 1-209-966-3643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn what resources may be available to you!
Property owners have a year to request property tax relief and must complete and return an Application for Reassessment of Damaged Property Destroyed by Misfortune or Calamity.
Property owners also have the option of deferring payment of the next installment of their property taxes by completing and returning an Application for Tax Deferral for Damaged Property.