You may use your insurance proceeds to cover expenses for work related to additional debris removal, or for repairs required on your property resulting from the debris removal process (offsetting expenses). You should submit documentation supporting your additional expenses (see Instructions at https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/debris-removal/). If there are any designated debris removal insurance funds remaining after you are paid for your offsetting expenses, that balance would be due to CalOES/FEMA. Qualified expenses could include any of the following:
- Expenses incurred by a property owner to remove additional debris from their parcel that was not included in the government-sponsored debris removal program.
- Burned tree removal, provided the activity for which the costs were incurred was otherwise covered by the policy category.
- Expenses used to remedy over-excavation issues as a result of the government-sponsored debris removal program.
- Expenses used to repair property that was damaged as a result of the government-sponsored debris removal program.
Be prepared to submit documentation and receipts to the County if you seek to offset the amount of the cost report (see Instructions at https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/debris-removal/).