The Truckee Fire Protection District announced today to Realtors via the follow letter, a new inspection and disclosure requirement for all real estate transactions, as a condition of sale, Truckee Fire Protection Ordinance 01-2019.
The Truckee Fire Protection District requires all property owners to maintain their property in compliance with Public Resources Code (PRC) 4291, California Code of Regulations 14 CCR 1299.03, and 01-2019 (the new inspection and disclosure requirement). These legal requirements apply to anyone who owns a structure in the Truckee Fire Protection District. Map of this district can be found here.
The purpose of these requirements is to reduce the likelihood of a wildfire spreading to homes. Homes in our fire district are in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and are at risk. Truckee Fire and Cal Fire require all homeowners to be in compliance with these state and local laws, collectively known as “Defensible Space” requirements.
A house is required to be in compliance within three years transfer of ownership.
If the transaction occurs during winter, and snow prohibits full inspection, the Fire District or HOA will provide a partial inspection of the property based on what can be determined.
Foreclosures and other involuntary sales are exempt.
Failure to comply could result in a $1,000 fine per day of infraction, and/or up to 90 days in Jail.
To request an inspection, homeowners are encouraged to submit a request on the Truckee Fire Protection District’s website.
For more on Defensible Space, visit Truckee Fire’s website on the subject.