General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Vegetation Management

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County of El Dorado
Office of Wildfire Preparedness
and Resilience

Defensible Space Program

"Creating a fire-adapted and resilient El Dorado County through collaboration and coordination"

Fire season is now a year-round reality in El Dorado County and its surrounding areas. Did you know...

  • 15 of the largest 20 fires in California history have happened since 2000.
  • Since 2007, El Dorado County has seen several major fires that have destroyed structures, including the Mosquito, Caldor, Angora, and King fires, not to mention numerous small wildfires in communities throughout the County.

With the surge in fire activity, we need to increase the prevention measures that could decrease fire danger in El Dorado County communities.

For questions or information, send an email to
You may also call our Defensible Space Ordinance recorded line, 530-621-4663, and leave a message. During times of busy call volumes, it may take 48-72 hours for your call to be returned.

El Dorado County Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Ordinance 

Defensible Space Frequently Asked Questions

Defensible Space

Defensible Space Inspection Information
Defensible Space Inspection Checklist 
Vegetation Management and Defensible Space Complaint Form 
Request an AB38 Defensible Space Inspection

Additional Resources

El Dorado County Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire

BLM offers property owners fuel redunction permits | Bureau of Land Management

Property owners who share boundaries with Bureau of Land Management public lands may now apply for permits to clear flammable vegetation from public lands adjacent to their private properties.

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