Defensible Space Requirements

Zone 0- Home Hardening Zone

  • Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.
  • Remove flammable vegetation and items that could catch fire which are adjacent to, or below, combustible decks, balconies, and stairs
  • Equip Chimney or stovepipe openings with a metal screen having openings no more than 1/2"
  • Address numbers shall be displayed in contrasting colors with a 4" minimum size

Defensible Space Zones Rectangle

ZONE 1- All Structures

  • Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.
  • Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.
  • Relocate wood piles to Zone 2, at least 30' from structures unless completely covered by non-flammable material.
  • Limbs shall be pruned to a height of 6' above the ground.
  • Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.

ZONE 2- 0-100ft From Structures

  • Cut or mow annual grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches.
  • Remove fallen leaves, needles, twigs, bark, cones, and small branches.
  • All exposed wood piles must have a minimum of 10 feet of clearance, down to bare mineral soil, in all directions.