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Fire Hazard Concerns

Fire Hazard Concerns

Use the Washoe Regional Mapping System to find Fire Risk Rating
Follow link and under the Planning & Development tab click on Fire Risk Rating 
Find fire risk rating
Any property located in a WUI designated Low Hazard area will not be investigated for Weed Abatement. The WUI Code does not regulate these areas and these are aesthetic issues, not fire hazards and should be addressed through Washoe County Code Enforcement.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District may have the ability to assist residents with defensible space concerns. Residents can download and fill out the Fire Hazard Complaint Form, should they have concerns within the area.

TMFPD has restrictions on what it is allowed to enforce which includes: undeveloped parcels with naturally occurring vegetation, developed parcels with naturally occurring vegetation that is not encroaching on an area requiring Defensible Space, the area of concern must be visible from a public way, the form and concern cannot be anonymous, TMFPD will only address dead vegetation- which does not include sagebrush. An adjoining property does not have to remove vegetation to accommodate the distance requirement for any neighboring property.

Washoe County Code Enforcement Resources

How to Report a Possible Code Violation
Complaint Form
Washoe County Code Chapter 50 Nuisance Code
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Washoe County Code Enforcement – 775.328.6106
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