What are the main differences between Nevada County’s Ordinance and Public Resources Code 4291?

The County’s ordinance encompasses all of the same regulations found in Public Resources Code  4291, but also addresses hazardous vegetation and combustible material abatement beyond the property line of a parcel on which a building and structure is located in order for property owners to achieve their 100 feet of defensible space.

The County’s ordinance also contains hazardous vegetation maintenance requirements for private roadways in the unincorporated areas of the County that are not included in Public Resources Code 4291.

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1. As a property owner in Nevada County, what is my responsibility regarding vegetation management on my land?
2. What is Public Resources Code 4291?
3. What are the main differences between Nevada County’s Ordinance and Public Resources Code 4291?
4. What is the 50% cost share associated with Nevada County’s Ordinance?
5. How do I work with neighbors who may not have defensible space on their land?
6. What are the private roadway clearance requirements associated with Nevada County’s Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance?
7. How do I file a complaint regarding a violation of Nevada County’s Ordinance?
8. What happens if my property does not pass an initial inspection for a violation of Nevada County’s Ordinance?
9. Who will be inspecting my property for violation(s) of Nevada County’s Ordinance?
10. May I appeal the initial Notice to Abate I receive?
11. Can the Office of Emergency Services recommend a defensible space contractor?
12. Are there resources for residents who may need financial assistance?