Santa Cruz County is in the process of issuing building permits for residents whose properties were affected by the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex wildfires. (Photo by California Office of Emergency Services/Flickr)

Santa Cruz County will hold two virtual town halls next week to discuss the permitting process for rebuilding after the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fires.

Representatives from the new Recovery Permit Center will describe services available to “ease, streamline and assist property owners in obtaining permits.”

Representatives will also explain how property owners can access the assistance and will stay on after the meeting to answer questions as needed.

The California Office of Emergency Services will also have representatives at both town halls.

The first town hall will take place Monday at 5:30 p.m. Those interested can register online or call in at 916-318-9542 (Conference ID: 940 082 587#).

The second town hall will focus more on the coastal zone but will have the same basic information as the first one. It will take place on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and can be accessed online or by calling in at 916-318-9542 (Conference ID: 998 019 383#).

Residents who cannot attend can watch recordings of the meetings on the county’s website.