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Prior to and immediately following a major emergency or disaster, the county provides the first line of response and assistance to victims in any affected unincorporated area of the county, and the second line of defense for victims within the five incorporated cities.  This includes the documenting and compiling of damages sustained so that recovery priorities can be established and needs determined.

  • If the extent of damage clearly exceeds the county's capabilities and/or resources, the Director of Emergency Services and the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors will request state assistance from the Governor by issuing a Local Proclamation of Emergency.
  • If the extend of damage warrants a Governor's Proclamation of a State of Emergency, some or all of the state's public and individual assistance programs will be activated under the authorities of the "California Emergency Services Act" and the California Disaster Assistance Act".
  • If the level of damage does not warrant a Gubernatorial Proclamation, some state assistance may be available.
  • If the application of state assistance is determined by the Governor to be inadequate to meet county needs, the Governor will request federal assistance from the President.  Upon a President's Declaration of a major Disaster or Emergency, federal disaster relief is made available under the provisions of the "Emergency Assistance Act" (PL 93-288) and the "Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act and Emergency Assistance Act" (PL 100-707).


Individual Damage Assessment (IDE) forms are currently available for private parties (Individuals, Businesses, Homeowner's Associations, etc.) in Amador County to report their damages from the January/February 2017 winter storms.  Completing and submitting an IDE form WILL NOT guarantee that you will receive State or Federal reimbursement for losses sustained due to storm damage; however, it could increase the chances of funding becoming available.

Please click on the following link for the IDE form:  Individual Damage Assessment Form - Amador County

After completing the form, please email it to Sergeant Jason Navarre at:

Upon receiving the form, it will then be reported to the State and Federal Government.  You will additionally be contacted in the event that individual disaster assistance becomes available.

For further questions please email or call Sergeant Jason Navarre: 209-223-6384.


Unfortunately, in a time of disaster, unscrupulous crooks will try to take advantage of people who desperately need to fix their homes.  This is especially true of a large scale disaster that overwhelms the local resources.  Contractors will come from near and far.  Don't let yourself or your neighbors get nailed by unscrupulous or unlicensed contractors. 

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