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Woodstove Rebate Program - Funds Still Available

Post Date:10/25/2019 9:36 AM

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Town of Truckee Woodstove Rebate Program 

On August 1, 2016, the Town of Truckee began offering rebates for the removal of non-compliant solid fuel burning devices, including woodstoves and fireplace inserts. The Truckee Town Council allocated $64,000 as part of the Fiscal Year 16/17 budget cycle from the Town’s air quality mitigation fund for the Non-Certified Woodstove Rebate Program. As of October 25, 2019, there is still funding remaining for the rebate program in the amount of $21,500.

As part of the Non-Certified Woodstove Rebate Program, a property owner removing a non-compliant solid fuel burning appliance per Truckee Municipal Code Chapter 7.06 shall be eligible for a rebate in accordance with the requirements of the program and the Administrative Procedures and Guidelines for the program. The available rebates are $600 for replacement of a non-compliant solid fuel burning device with a Phase II EPA Certified woodstove or pellet stove, or $1,000 for replacement of a non-compliant solid fuel burning device with a gas insert, free-standing gas stove or zero clearance gas fireplace, for a maximum of $1,600 per residential unit. The rebate program for the removal of non-compliant solid fuel burning appliances is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will expire once the designated air quality mitigation funds have been exhausted.

What is the Process?

Under the Town’s current requirements, prior to approval of any final building inspection or issuance of a temporary or final certificate of occupancy for a permit with a valuation of $5,000 or more, the property owner and/or building permit applicant must comply with the provisions of Municipal Code Chapter 7.06. The Town building inspector will verify no non-Town approved solid fuel burning appliances are located on the property unless the appliance has been made permanently inoperable. The property is presumed to be in compliance if the following apply: the property was undeveloped prior to building; all improvements on the property were constructed in accordance with a Town building permit issued on or after January 1, 1994; a certificate of compliance for solid fuel burning appliances was previously issued to the property; or a previous Town inspection was done on or after June 1, 2008.

Woodstove rebates will be available for building permits finaled after August 1, 2016. To qualify for a rebate, the Town building inspector must verify through the building permit process that the non-compliant solid fuel burning device has been removed from the property. The applicant must then obtain a signed Stove Disposal Verification Form from an authorized local stove disposal location, and submit the signed form along with a completed Woodstove Rebate Request Application to the Town of Truckee Community Development Department at Town Hall or via email to cdd@townoftruckee.com. Staff will verify the eligibility of the applicant and provide a notification when the rebate is in process.

Application forms and additional information are available on the Town of Truckee website at www.townoftruckee.com/departments/planning-division/air-quality.  

For additional information on the woodstove rebate program, please contact the Town of Truckee Planning Division at (530) 582-7820, extension 2. For information on building permits for the removal of non-compliant solid fuel burning devices, please contact the Town of Truckee Building Division at 530-582-7821 or cdd@townoftruckee.com.

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