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October 27, 2023

Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – Oct. 27, 2023

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

Intake for recovery navigation services ends Dec. 1

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The Navigating Disaster program, which assists residents impacted by the Marshall Fire and Straight-line Winds Event navigate the recovery and rebuilding process, will conclude intake on Dec. 1, 2023. Residents contacting Recovery Navigation after that date will be connected with available resources. Navigators will continue to work with clients with open cases until the program ends. The program is scheduled to end on or before March 31, 2024. The Navigating Disaster program has provided one-on-one short and long-term support to 430 disaster-impacted residents since July 2022. Get more details.

EnergySmart assistance available

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EnergySmart’s Marshall Fire New Homes Building Advisor Robby Schwarz is available at no cost to homeowners, builders, code officials, trade partners, and others to help with the process of rebuilding homes that are comfortable, healthy, maximize cost savings, and are efficient. Robby has a tremendous wealth of knowledge from over 25 years of experience in the residential new construction industry and has helped hundreds of Marshall Fire homeowners to date. Reach Robby directly at 303-927-0025 or email

Rebate for Marshall Fire building permit fees and Superior use taxes expiring Feb. 28, 2024

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The rebates allow for a period of two years from the effective date of the ordinance. The Town of Superior rebates certain fees and taxes to property owner(s) who are rebuilding on their property that was impacted by the Marshall Fire.

The rebates include:

Any Town of Superior use taxes paid with such building permit
Any building permit fees paid with such building permit, after deducting any amounts paid by the Town to third-party consultants for their services related to the issuance of the building permit

Use the permit fee and rebate calculator to find your rebate amount.

Maintaining vacant lots in the unincorporated Marshall Fire impacted area

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Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting (CP&P) has received some inquiries from the community about trash, weeds, vehicles, etc. on vacant lots in the unincorporated areas of the Marshall Fire impacted area. It is important for property owners to maintain these vacant lots in order to reduce hazards, mitigate wildfire risk, address health and safety issues, and out of respect for neighbors and the community. Maintaining these vacant properties also keeps property owners in compliance with county regulations. Learn more about vacant lot violations.

Colorado disaster rebuild programs

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Property owners of Colorado communities impacted by state-declared or federally-declared disasters may be eligible for financial resources to rebuild or rehabilitate a residential property affected by those disasters.

The Colorado Disaster Rebuild Program website provides applications to access to grants, rebates, forgivable loans, and traditional loans that are available by state, municipal, and philanthropic funding sources. Find additional information about financial assistance.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Disaster Preparedness BasicsTuesday, Nov. 14, 6-7 p.m.North Boulder Recreation Center, Multi Purpose Room, 3170 BroadwayRegistration required

Strategies for Settling – Collecting Every DimeThursday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.Zoom registration required

Survivor to Survivor Forum (for wildfire survivors)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 8 p.m.Zoom – registration required

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Mental Health Resources

Recovery Navigators

List of Builders

Rebates, Discounts, and Incentives

Boulder County Rebuilding Better

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The latest information and resources are located on the Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery website or contact Katie Arrington, Assistant Recovery Manager for Boulder County,