Information about volunteer assistance cleaning and restoring your property.
The city of Gatlinburg and Sevier County passed resolutions requiring debris be removed from affected private properties. In the city of Gatlinburg, debris must be removed by September 31, 2017. In Sevier County, debris must be removed by December 31, 2017.
Sevier County Debris Removal Update
Sevier County (County), the City of Gatlinburg and the City of Pigeon Forge (Cities) are in the process of implementing a program to perform disaster debris removal and demolition of hazardous structures on private property. Prior to being considered for such assistance, property owners must first complete and sign the ROE form (link below) to allow the County, Cities, their contractors and subcontractors, State of Tennessee representatives, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives and other stakeholders access on to the property to first perform damage assessments in order to perform necessary work to eliminate threats to public health and safety, improved public and/or private property, and ensure the economic recovery of the community. Property owners must remit any insurance proceeds received from insurer(s) to the County/City for the performance of similar wildfire-related work that is ultimately performed by County/City and its’ contractors on the owner’s behalf. Please note, this program does not apply to commercial properties or residential rental properties registered to a business entity such as an LLC.
If your property meets eligibility criteria, the County/Cities may perform work such as the following:
· Removal of wildfire debris
· Removal of hazardous leaning and standing dead trees
· Demolition and/or removal of hazardous structures (i.e. walls)
· Slope stabilization/environmental remediation
READY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SEVIER COUNTY WILDFIRE PRIVATE PROPERTY DEBRIS REMOVAL AND DEMOLITION PROGRAM OR HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
You can complete your application by submitting both a Property Owner Participation and Right-of-Entry form and providing the required documentation. For additional information, contact the County/Cities Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Team.
BY PHONE: (865) 256-3492 (For information on how to submit your required paperwork. Please leave a message if you have any questions and your call will be returned as soon as possible)
BY EMAIL: ROE@seviercountytn.gov
IN PERSON: Visit one of the locations below during operating hours.
1. Gatlinburg Location: American Legion Post 202: 1222 East Parkway, Gatlinburg (between City Hall and Post Office) | HOURS: Tuesdays & Thursdays (3/14 – 3/30): 8:30am – 4:30pm
2. Sevierville Location: Sevier County Public Works: 227 Cedar Street, Sevierville | HOURS: Wednesdays & Fridays (3/15 – 3/31): 8:30am – 4:30pm
BY MAIL: Sevier County Emergency Management
Attn: Debris Team
321 Court Ave., Sevierville, TN 37862
To request or decline participation, please complete and return a Property Owner Participation form(s) with the documents requested to the PO Box or email address listed above or visit one of the in-person locations during the posted operating hours.