Temporary Power Permits


Permits authorizing PG&E to service temporary power poles are available for qualifying properties within the CZU burn area where a home was damaged or destroyed. To receive temporary power, Phase I hazardous materials removal must have been completed and the damaged or destroyed home must have been either constructed with permits or constructed before 1986. Temporary Power Permits can be issued for properties with an approved Temporary Housing Permit, an Agricultural Well Permit, or an approved Rebuild Permit for a replacement dwelling.

To apply, please read the options below:

Once the applications are complete email the applications to the Recovery Permit Center at RPC@santacruzcountyca.gov or call 831-454-5323 for assistance.

Need help determining the age and legal status of your dwelling?
Contact the Planning Department Records Room at recordsroominquiries@santacruzcountyca.gov. The County Assessor’s office may also have documentation that will assist you.

Questions about the process or need assistance getting started? Contact the Recovery Permit Center team.