Real Estate Defensible Space (AB38) Inspections

California Civil Code 1102.19(a) established that, as of July 1, 2021, when you sell property that is located in a high or very high fire hazard severity zone, you'll need documentation of a compliant Defensible Space Inspection that complies with Section 4291 of the Public Resources Code or local vegetation management ordinances (PMC 8.76).

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If you are in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, please contact (858) 668-4466 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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Local Defensible Space and Vegetation Management Ordinance

California's minimum defensible space standards

Guidelines to Creating Defensible Space (Adopted by the Board of Forestry 2/8/06)

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Real Estate Defensible Space Inspection Request (AB38)

  1. Please fill out this form and a Fire Inspector will contact you to schedule an inspection. 

    Inspection fee: $133.

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