Most of us have heard of the term ‘defensible space’ for our homes. But did you know that it’s the law? Well, it is, Public Resources Code 4291 has been in effect for quite some time. There have been recent updates to the civil code like Civil Code 1102.19, that affect all homeowners. There are now specific requirements for homeowners who live in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone. This new civil code requires homeowners to maintain the defensible space around their home, but also requires homeowners to disclose compliance when they are selling their property.
CAL Fire’s ‘Ready’ Brochure
Information about defensible space and fire hardening for your home!
Click “Prepare for Wildfire” for CalFire’s information page.
Shasta County and the city of Redding have any specific local ordinance regarding defensible space or fire hardening. These local ordinances have result in more requirements for homeowners to be in compliance. It is only a matter of time before compliance become a point of sale item so homeowners may as well start getting your property in compliance sooner than later.
Confused about how this really affects you? Whether you just need information on compliance or are thinking of selling, just give us a shout, we can help!
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