FAQ

What if I’m in a high-fire severity area?

Wildfires are a reality throughout our region, which is why it is important to understand the risk in your area. If your property is in a Fire Hazard Severity Zone or Fire Protection District there may be additional requirements or reviews. Find out about your location and talk to staff early on to learn how where you live might impact your ADU.

State agencies have developed several resources and guidelines to help. View the Fire Severity Zone Map and plug your address into the Fire Hazard Severity Zone Tool to look up your property and identify your zone. Use the Homeowners Checklist and review the Disaster Ready Guide and Board of Forestry Code to make sure your ADU and property are fire safe.

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If you’re looking for specific advice or information about your property and ADU, please use the contact information for El Dorado County or the City of Placerville at the bottom of this website. 

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