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Debris and Damage Assessment

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS—The Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline is now open to assist Harris County residents living in unincorporated areas of the County with recovery and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.

Harris County
Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline
713-274-3880

The Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline staff is available to help residents answer questions about the following list of services:

  • Debris separation and removal from public roads and residential subdivisions.
  • Residential/Commercial Permits for repairing or replacing a damaged structure.
  • Phone numbers for other general recovery resources related to other basic needs.

The major goal of the Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment Hotline is to ensure that public roads and other infrastructure do not pose an immediate threat to public safety. Harris County Residential Debris and Damage Assessment teams are currently working to conduct safety and damage assessments, while clearing debris from public roads in areas where flood waters have receded.

If you are in the process of clean-up and debris removal from your property, please take precautions to prevent disaster-related casualties and fatalities.

  • Be aware of damaged water, gas, and electric lines.
  • Be aware of damaged building and construction materials.
  • Do not attempt to conduct major tree work or reconstruction without proper equipment, permits, and training.
  • Be aware of household hazardous waste and contaminants.
  • Report any hazardous materials spills to: Harris County Pollution Control Services Department at 713-920-2831.

Welcome to the Harris County Recovery Network Website

In the event of a disaster or other emergency, this is your information hub for the weeks and months after the immediate emergency passes and recovery begins. If the emergency creates the need for shelters, food and water distribution or longer term housing we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. This is NOT the best source of information before and during an emergency.

The Harris County office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will coordinate with the local news outlets before and during the actual emergency. The Harris County Recovery Network is here to serve you in the in the weeks, months and even years beyond the immediate emergency. Meanwhile, we hope you take the time to review this information from lessons learned after past emergencies.