When applying for disaster assistance loans and grants, many documents such as tax records from the past three years, deeds, mortgages, renters' leases, copies of insurance policies or settlements, social security numbers, and other documentation will be necessary. If you have lost this documentation in a disaster and need information on document replacement there are various offices available to help you replace them.
Social Security card replacement: apply at a local office, or mail form SS-5 to your local Social Security office. To find your local Social Security office visit, http://www.socialsecurity.gov/locator or call (800) 772-1213. To obtain form SS-5, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ss-5.html or call (800) 772-1213. To obtain a replacement card, you must provide an original copy of a driver's license, marriage license, marriage or divorce record, military record, adoption record, or passport, as well as proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status.
Birth, marriage, or death certificates:
Recorder/Clerks Office, County of San Diego
Phone: (619) 237-0502
Office of Vital Records
Department of Health Services
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
US Veterans Affairs Department
Permanent Resident Card:
Fill out form USCIS I-90 and submit it in person at your local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. You must also submit two residency photos taken within the last 30 days and pay the replacement fee of $260. Some may be eligible to E-file Form USCIS I-90. For more information and form I-90 click here or call (800) 870-3676.
Complete form USCIS I-765, submit a copy of applications or documents that entitle you to a work permit, include a money order or cashier's check for $180, and mail to:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
P.O. Box 30111
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-0111
*All non U.S. citizens must also contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to inform them of address change due to wildfires or disaster. This can be done by completing USCIS form AR-11 and submitting it to your local USCIS office.
Driver's License or identification card:
Make an appointment to visit your local Department of Motor Vehicles at http://www.dmv.ca.gov or call (800) 777-0133. The cost of replacement is $12 for driver's licenses, $6 for identification cards, and $3 for senior identification cards.
Call the U.S. Passport Information Center at (900) 225-5674.
Apply at your Social Security office, online at http://www.socialsecurity.gov, or by calling (800) 772-1213. Cards are replaced at no charge and temporary proof is also available for those in immediate need.
Federal Income Tax returns:
Contact your tax preparer for copies. If your preparer does not have copies, complete IRS form 4506 and send it to the same address you sent your return. At the top of the form, print "CA Wildfires" in red ink. For more information and forms visit, http://www.irs.gov or call (800) 829-3676.
California State Income Tax returns:
Complete Franchise Tax Board (FTB) form 3516. At the top of the form print "CA Wildfires" in red ink. For more information and forms visit, http://www.ftb.ca.gov or call (800) 852-5711.