Kern County Fire changes Fire Hazard Reduction Program, violation fees

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 21:45:24-04

Kern County Fire has made some changes to their Fire Hazard Reduction Program and proposed an amendment to the County ordinance on weeds and other hazardous growths.

The Administrative Penalty has increased from $250 to $500 for the first violation, and $500 to $1000 for an additional violation during the same calendar year.

The compliance date has been changed to June 1.

If an Administrative Citation is issued, the property owner is given 15 days to comply and show proof of compliance to the Hazard Reduction office.  This time period has increased to allow for property owners to adjust to the new deadline.

View the defensible space clearance guidelines here.


CORRECTION: A previous story stated that the compliance date has been changed to June 15, that is incorrect. The former compliance date was June 15, starting this year, the compliance day has now been changed to June 1.