General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Vegetation Management

El Dorado County Defensible Space Ordinance

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 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.