Caldor Fire Disaster Recovery-Building Services

Rebuilding After Disaster

Rebuilding after natural disaster is challenging and we're here to offer as much support as possible. Review our most commonly asked questions and the flowcharts below to build a better understanding of what the reconstructive process looks like.

Understand the Rebuilding Process

Rebuilding Resources

Ready to Rebuild

Review the resources below once you're ready to start the rebuilding process. The State of California website can help you locate a contractor and start making progress on your rebuild:

Disaster Loans

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is helping El Dorado residents and businesses rebuild with disaster loans. Representatives from the SBA are available to help explain and complete individual loan applications.

Disaster Loans Fact Sheet (SBA)(PDF, 165KB)

The Disaster Loan Outreach Center is open during the times below and no appointment is necessary.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Green Valley Church - Room #304
3500 Missouri Flat Rd
Placerville, CA 95667

Mondays - Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Permits and Guidelines

Permit Applications

Building Permit Application(PDF, 484KB)

Permit Application Supplements: Required when permit application is completed by someone other than the property owner

Guidelines and Worksheets

Be sure to review our Residential Plan Guidelines page, where you will find an introduction and overview of what your plan should include.

Planning Checklists: Each document contains a list of items you will need to complete a plan or application.

Worksheets: Here are two worksheets that estimate permit fees for rebuild projects following recent wildfires

RV Program and Resources

For owners and residents of recreational vehicles or mobile homes, the Caldor Recreational Vehicle - Mobile Home Program may be relevant and helpful to you. You can find program information and the permit application here:

Fee Waivers

To help ease the burden of rebuilding from the Mosquito Fire or Caldor Fire, you can request many of your permit fees be waived or removed. You can read about the process below and find the Waiver Request Form.

Mosquito Fire Waivers:

Caldor Fire Waivers:

Zoning Updates

Following recent wildfire disasters, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved new County Ordinances to improve and streamline the rebuilding and recovery process. You can read each of these County Ordinances here:

Mosquito Fire: Temporary emergency housing, resiliency, and rebuilding after the 2022 Mosquito Fire

Caldor Fire: Temporary emergency housing, resiliency, and rebuilding after the 2021 Caldor Fire

Code Interpretation: Fire Damage Structure Foundations(PDF, 80KB) (January 2020)

General Fire Resources

Caldor Fire Info

Fire Hazard Maps

Pioneer Fire Temporary Housing

For Temporary Housing Requirements please call (530) 620-4444 or email