Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Fire Prevention Services, Inc.?

We are a contracted agent of your local fire agency/city.
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What gives you the authority to send me this notice?

Your local representatives have contracted with Fire Prevention Services, Inc., to enforce the local ordinance.
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What will happen if I choose not to clear the violation from my property?

Your property will be subject to abatement in accordance with local ordinances and if abated you will receive a bill.
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What do I do if I have started to clear my parcel but the work will not be completed by the deadline?

Your property may be subject to abatement, please contact your designated inspector immediately.
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What if my parcel is in escrow?

You are still legally responsible to comply with all local ordinances.
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Someone else illegally dumped on my property, why am I being required to clean it?

You are ultimately responsible for continued compliance with local ordinances for your parcel.
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Why do I have to cut my trees 13’6” vertically above roads and/or driveways?

This is for emergency vehicle access.
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I don’t use my fireplace, why do I have to trim the tree branches 10’ Back to Top from the chimney?

If the chimney can be used the branches must be trimmed 10’ Back to Top regardless.
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Why didn’t an inspector just knock on my door and speak to me directly?

You were notified under the provisions of our service contract.
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What determines a fire hazard/public nuisance?

Please refer to the local ordinance for your area.
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Did someone complain about my property?

Although we do receive some complaints, most inspections are done on an annual basis.
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How can I report a violation?

You can fill out a violation complaint form by clicking on the "Report a Violation" button on the inspector’s page or contact the inspector by phone.
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