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In 2003, Oakland voters approved the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District to fund fire prevention activities. Thanks to these benefit fees, the City of Oakland is able to monitor fire risks on more than 25,000 parcels, manage vegetation on public lands, and conduct other activities designed to reduce the threat of damaging wildfires.
Fire prevention programs and services Include:
- Annual Fire Safety Inspections
- Fire Prevention Education & Training
- Free Curbside Chipping
- Goat Grazing
- High Fire Danger Warnings
- Roving fire patrols on high fire danger days
- Vegetation Management
Understanding the Importance of Wildfire Prevention
Wildfire Prevention Assessment District Map
Annual Inspection Notice
Each year the Oakland Fire Prevention Bureau inspects properties to determine compliance with Vegetation Management requirements in the adopted California Fire Code.
California law requires compliance yearround. Inspections will begin in May 2013. You will receive a Vegetation Management Inspection Report to inform you of the results at the time of the inspection.
Failure to comply will result in a re-inspection. Properties not in compliance at the time of re-inspection will be assessed a $303 re-inspection fee. The City will initiate action to have the property meet compliance requirements. Any fees incurred by the City to abate hazards will be billed to the property owner.
For general compliance standards and guidelines, download the 2013 Inspection Notice.
The links below will lead you to a legislative record that has links to the annual reports, relevant ordinances and, in most cases, video of the respective City Council meetings.
|FY2013-14 Annual Report||FY2012-13 Annual Report||FY2011-12 Annual Report|
|FY2010-11 Annual Report||FY2009-10 Annual Report||FY2008-09 Annual Report|
|FY2007-08 Annual Report||FY2006-07 Annual Report||FY2005-06 Annual Report|
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Fire Prevention Bureau
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor,
Oakland, CA 94612
Monday – Friday from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Wildfire Prevention Hotline: (510) 238-7388
How are Wildfire Prevention Assessment District funds spent?
The links below will lead you to a legislative record that has links to the annual audits, relevant ordinances and, in most cases, video of the respective City Council meetings.
|FY 2010-11 Audit||FY 2009-10 Audit|
|FY 2008-09 Audit||FY 2007-08 Audit||FY 2006-07 Audit|
|FY 2005-06 Audit|
IMPORTANT: Wildfire Safety Red Flag Days
Firefighters will raise red flags at fire stations to warn residents of the increased danger of wildfire in the Oakland Hills.
For information about what to do, and what not to do, click here.