After a Fire

A fire can be a devastating event. There is physical loss as well as mental and emotional hardship. Utilize the After the Fire (PDF) to learn more about what to do after a fire occurs.

There are important documents and information that need to be replaced and there are many people to contact. See the important contacts and information about who to contact to replace the following important documents:

After Fire Contacts

View the Important Phone Numbers and Addresses in our Resource Directory.

Replacing Documents

Who to Contact About Replacing Lost Documents:

Item LostWho to Contact
Driver’s license, auto registrationVA Department of Motor Vehicles
Bank books (checking, savings)Your bank, as soon as possible
Insurance PoliciesYour insurance agent
Military Discharge PapersDepartment of Veterans Affairs
PassportsPassport service
Birth, death, and marriage certificatesBureau of Records in Virginia
Divorce PapersCircuit court where the divorce occurred
Social Security/Medicare cardsLocal social security office
Credit CardsThe issuing companies
Titles to deedsRecords department of the locality in which the property is located.
Stocks and bondsThe issuing company or your broker
WillsYour lawyer
Medical RecordsYour primary care physician
WarrantiesIssuing Company
Income Tax RecordsThe IRS center where filed or your accountant
Citizenship PapersUS Immigration and Naturalization Service
Prepaid burial contractIssuing company
Animal registration papersChesapeake Animal Control
Mortgage PapersLending Institution