The Hazard Reduction Program seeks to proactively reduce or remove fuel to minimize damage to life, property, and the environment should a fire occur.
Who is Responsible for Hazard Reduction?
You are! As a property owner, you are legally responsible for reducing fire hazards on your property.
It is your responsibility to maintain your property in good condition at all times. Failure to comply with the Municipal Code may result in a city ordered abatement of your property, where fees may be assessed in the form of a special lien.
Lot clearing requirements are based on size and fall into four categories:
- Property less than five acres in size
- Property over five acres in size
- Hillside residential property
- Agricultural property