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Fork Fire Local Assistance Center

NORTH FORK–The Madera County Office of Emergency Services is pleased to announce the availability of a Local Assistance Center (LAC) following the recent Fork Fire. The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the Fork Fire. Residents will be able to replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.) and get connected with support services.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 9am to 4pm
Place: North Fork Elementary School (33087 Road 228, North Fork, CA 93643)

This LAC is focused on State Government resources. Below is a list of state agencies who will be represented and the services provided.

Department of Insurance (CDI): Provides assistance on handling delays, additional living expenses, under insurance disputes, etc. Online CDI Wildfire Resources can be found here.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Can respond to questions and provide the forms needed to assist individuals in replacing DMV documents, such as drivers’ licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration certificates and certificates of title.

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) (Formerly Board of Equalization (BOE)): Provides disaster relief to taxpayers, fee payers, and business owners who live in or own businesses in counties where a state of emergency exists. Survivors may be eligible to receive free replacement copies of tax records and may be eligible to receive a one-month extension on filing their tax returns. State of Emergency Tax Relief information can be found here.

Employment Development Department (EDD): Provides unemployment insurance payments for workers who lose their job through no fault of their own. Job Services: EDD and local partners offer employment services to job seekers and employers at One-Stop Career Centers and EDD Workforce Services Offices. Can connect with thousands of available jobs through the automated system CalJOBS.

Franchise Tax Board (FTB): Provides guidance in obtaining tax relief for disaster casualty losses.

Department of Public Health (CDPH): Can assist individuals who have lost vital records (birth, death, and marriage certificates) if the County is not able to fulfill the need. May provide COVID mobile vaccination sites and replacement of vaccination cards.

Contractors State License Board (CSLB): Verifies contracts and licenses, investigates complaints, and provides helpful information about hiring a contractor.

California Veterans Affairs (CalVet): Provides guidance and information to those that have a CALVET loan and have suffered losses.

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