Moraga-Orinda Fire District Requirements & Inspection Upon Transfer Ordinance mandates property owners minimize hazardous conditions from fire, explosion and hazardous substances – Next Hazard Inspection/Compliance deadline: May 31st
Ordinance No. 20.01: The Moraga-Orinda Fire District has adopted regulations which impact the need for property owners to maintain defensible space around structures, vehicles and other items stored on the Property by eliminating weeds and other materials which fuel fires.
Property owners must obtain various construction permits for any modification or rebuilding of the Property and must comply with state and local standards designed to minimize fires.
Effective October 7, 2020, upon transfer of the Property, there must be an exterior fire hazard inspection completed by the Fire District to determine if there is a need for weed and/or other hazards to be abated. If the Fire District determines that abatement efforts are needed, the Seller will receive an Assessment Letter. The Seller will then need to comply with the Assessment Letter and report their “Self-Compliance” to the District on-line. Buyers can check the status of a Property at https://www.mofd.org/our-district/fuels-mitigation-fireprevention/hazardous-wildfire-fuels-reduction-program. For more information about the ordinance, the major fire code changes, and a list of approved ground cover go to the Moraga-Orinda Fire District site at mofd.org/home.
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