Rebuild and Repair Assistance

Following the 1/9/2018 Debris Flow, efforts to repair and rebuild Montecito are ongoing. We continue to provide resources for rebuilding and repair of homes destroyed or damaged by the debris flow through a streamlined and expedited approach that enables our community to recover and rebuild as quickly as possible.

REPORT: Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow Recovery Snapshot, January 2021, click here to read.

Insurance and Rebuilding Resources

Understanding the Permitting Process and Initial Steps For Rebuilding


Rebuilding after a major disaster can often be challenging as owners navigate through the permitting process. The County Planning and Development Department is committed to streamlining the rebuilding effort as much as possible within the current regulatory framework. The County has outlined the initial steps for rebuilding in the 1/9 Debris Flow areas. Property owners are advised to meet with their case managers and to hold off on making any significant expenditures on design plans so their decisions and permit applications can be informed by critical survey work, engineering and updated mapping.

Interactive Map – Property Details and Connect with Your Case Manager

An interactive map of properties affected by the Thomas Fire and the subsequent 1/9 Debris Flow is available here. Please read the instructions on its use. This map is updated on a periodic schedule.

The County’s Planning and Development Department has assigned impacted property owners a case manager to be your single point of contact. Find your case manager by searching and clicking on your property on the Interactive Impacted Properties Map . You can also visit the Planning and Development Zoning Counter at 123 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 93101, or call us at (805) 568-2090 or email

Montecito Rebuilds

Contact Office of Emergency Management

4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526
Alisal Fire Recovery Information and Resources
Información y recursos de recuperación para el Incendio Alisal