Santa Rosa Fire Department Ordinance Overview

  1. Vegetation Management Ordinance
  2. Weed Abatement Ordinance
  3. Pile Burning Ordinance

Vegetation Management Ordinance ORD-2023-016

The Santa Rosa City Council adopted a Hazardous Vegetation and Fuels Management Ordinance, referred to as the Vegetation Management Ordinance, on December 12th, 2023. The new ordinance, which is now in effect, requires property owners to maintain defensible space throughout the entire Wildland Urban Interface Area (WUI), to remove certain dead trees because of a wildfire,  specific hazardous vegetation, and to limit specific mulch within 30 feet of structures.

Please watch this short video for an overview of the new ordinance with Division Chief Fire Marshal Paul Lowenthal.