Clock ticks on Sonoma debris removal program

Sonoma County residents with properties destroyed by the North Bay wildfires can have debris and hazardous waste removed through a government program, but they must apply soon, Santa Rosa officials said.

The program, known as the Sonoma County Consolidated Debris Fire Removal Program, uses contractors hired through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Residents will not be charged more than what is covered by their insurance regardless of the actual cost, city officials said.

In order to have the debris removed, residents must complete a Right of Entry form by Nov. 13, according to officials.

To learn more about the program, residents can attend a Debris Removal Resource Fair at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial at 1351 Maple Ave.

in Santa Rosa from 6-8 p.m. Monday, officials said. Residents can sign up at the fair.

Residents should bring a government-issued ID and a copy of their insurance policy declaration page and debris removal coverage page and their trust or LLC documents, if applicable. If these documents aren’t available, residents can still sign up.

The forms can also be downloaded from the Sonoma County Recovery website at www.sonomacountyrecovers.org.