2012 Brush Management Inspections
A message from our PQ Firesafe Council:
The San Diego Fire Department will begin routine brush management inspections of our area (Penasquitossouth of Hwy 56) beginning in June 2012. The inspections consist of evaluating all vegetation conditions within the property boundaries for compliance with the California Fire Code and the City’s Brush Mgmt/Landscape Regulations, and are intended to reduce the wildfire risk to our community. As homeowners, our compliance provides a proper defensible space to allow the fire department time to arrive and space to fight fires.
This SDFD Brush Management Flyer explains the inspection process and what homeowners can expect.
Especially Noteworthy: The initial inspections will likely be unannounced due to the high volume of inspections being conducted. Owners of any properties found to be in violation will be notified, provided with a re-inspection date, and given approximately 30 days to bring their property into compliance. If compliance is not achieved after the initial 30 days, the property owner will be given an additional 2 weeks to comply. A $300 non-compliance fee will be incurred by the property owner for the 3rd and subsequent visits. If compliance is not achieved after the 3rd visit, the inspection will be forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office for abatement action to bring the property into compliance.
Information on how to provide a proper defensible space and to ensure that your property is in compliance can be found on the Fire-Rescue Dept web site: http://www.sandiego.gov/fire/pdf/brushpolicy.pdf.
Related questions should be directed to the Brush Management Hotline 619-533-4444.