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Debris Removal Permit

Updated 9/29/2020 - 7;27 a.m
Debris Removal Permits are required for all properties impacted by the Almeda Fire before clean-up can begin. Local landfills are requiring testing and certification for disposal of all fire-related waste, including asbestos testing and certification. Please refer to the applicable information from the landfill you will be using to dispose of fire-related debris. This debris removal permit does not guarantee the issuance of a building permit on the clean-up site. Further soil testing and other requirements may be imposed under the building permit process to guarantee that all hazardous waste has been removed from the building site. In order to meet disposal and rebuilding requirements, property owners must use only licensed contractors who meet all necessary local, state and federal laws and regulations. Property owners who choose to undertake clean-up individually may jeopardize their ability to receive local, state or federal assistance at a later date.

The City of Talent in coordination with the Jackson County Emergency Management, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Dry Creek Landfill have developed a Debris Removal Permit detailing special requirements for transporting and disposing of wildfire debris.  The permit includes fire demolition debris, contaminated soil and wildfire ash disposal and testing procedures along with general health and safety guidelines and stormwater protection best management practices.  The Debris Removal Permit is the first step to beginning the rebuilding process.  

A Debris Removal Permit is required for all properties (commercial or residential) impacted by the Alameda Fire.  Building Permits will not be issued for properties that do not have an approved permit with proper documentation showing the debris has been properly disposed.  

Debris Removal Permits can be downloaded from the City's website at the link below.  Completed permits and payment can be dropped in the utility billing box in front of City Hall at 110 E. Main Street, Talent or submitted in person at the Community Development office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m, Monday-Friday.

Debris Removal Permit

Permits submitted to the City using the utility drop box will be processed within 24 hours.  Permits submitted in person will be processed and approved the same day.  Cost of the Debris Removal Permit is $29.00 payable to the City of Talent.

Important Information for Properties within the 100-year Floodplain
Property owners with property in the 100-year Floodplain may be required to submit a Floodplain Review application prior to issuance of a Debris Removal Permit.  The City of Talent collects, maintains “finished construction” Elevation Certificates for all new or substantial improved structures built in the SFHA. These documents are available at no cost, upon request. If you believe that your property is within the 100-year floodplain, you can verify using the City's interactive Floodplain Viewer (click link to be directed) or contact the Community Development Department.

building@cityoftalent.org
541-535-7401

******All people whose homes were impacted by the 2020 Oregon wildfires should apply for Individual Assistance. FEMA assistance is available to families and business owners in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties. People can apply for assistance by going to www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.******


Updated 9/23/2020 - 2;04 p.m.
The City of Talent is currently working with local, state and federal agencies to identify a process for individual onsite debris cleanup and is making every effort to have this process ready to implement early next week.  Please continue to check the City’s website for information related to building and debris removal.  This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. 

Updated 9/19/2020 - 2:07 p.m.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TALENT RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS WITH PROPERTIES THAT WERE DESTROYED IN THE ALMEDA FIRE 

Updated 9/18/2020 - 10:00 a.m.
The City of Talent is currently working with Jackson County and the Department of Environmental Quality to establish regional cleanup procedures for commercial and residential structures within the Alameda Fire burn area.  Once these procedures have been established, this link will be updated with additional instructions.  This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

Updated 9/15/2020 - 8:26 a.m.
Information regarding building and demo permits for areas impacted by the Alameda Drive Fire in Talent will be available at this location soon.  Please continue to check this location for updates.