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Title: 19 - Fire Safe Regulations

Chapter: 04 - Administration

Section: 130 - Maintenance of Defensible Space Measures

(a)     To ensure continued maintenance of properties in conformance with these standards and measures and to assure continued availability, access, and utilization of the defensible space provided for in these standards during a wildfire, provisions for annual maintenance shall be included in the development plans and/or shall be provided as a condition of approving any activity subject to these regulations. Provisions deemed to satisfy this requirement include but are not limited to:
          (1) development of a binding maintenance association or similar agreement between affected property owners formed for the subdivision prior to map recordation;
          (2) recordation of binding Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R) for maintenance of individual measures which are enforceable against the property; or
          (3) recordation of a Notice of Requirement for Maintenance against the real property by the County prior to issuance of a building permit or as a condition of initiating a use authorized under a use permit.
(b)     The inspection authority may conduct inspections to ensure compliance with the standards as set forth in the development plans and/or conditions of permit, parcel or map approval. Violation of these regulations shall be subject to the penalties as set forth in Chapter 19.28 of this ordinance. (Ord. 2016-003).