If you need help to prepare for the dissolution of your area’s Landscape Assessment District, there are a number of tools and resources at your disposal:
Find out which district your property is located, and obtain a downloadable copy of the Assessor's map, which shows your property boundary lines and/or dimensions from structures to property. Direct link to the Map
Site Visit Request Form
An online form is available to request an onsite visit if you need help reading the Assessor’s map, determining your boundary lines, or have questions about your property maintenance responsibilities effective July 1, 2021. Online Form
Do you belong to a Homeowners Association? Upon request, City staff is available to meet with homeowner association board members to provide information and share resources, such as the current District maintenance specs. Use the online form or call (909) 839-7040 during City Hall operating hours of Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is required by law to map areas of significant fire hazards based on factors such as fuels, terrain, and weather. There are three hazard zones - moderate, high and very high – that dictate the defensible space clearance requirements – either 30 to 100 feet or 100 to 200 feet from a structure. Use this link to access an interactive map created by the County of Los Angeles Fire Department to enter your address and find out if your property is located within one of these zones. Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map
Fire Hazard Reduction/Brush Clearance
Every year on or around May 1, Diamond Bar fire stations perform brush clearance inspections to ensure properties in areas where potential fire hazards exist have good defensible space and are in compliance with the fire code. Owners of properties found to be non-compliant receive an official inspection report that indicates the outstanding violation(s), and outlines what steps to take to bring their property into compliance.
The City will complete all brush clearance work within the Districts prior to their dissolution on June 30, 2021. However, moving forward, it is important that each property owner/HOA be aware of, and comply with, brush clearance/fire codes.
Watch this Los Angeles County Fire Department video for an example of an official inspection report and an explanation of brush clearance requirements.
Depending on the size of your property and the nature or extent of the weed abatement brush/clearance services needed, you may want obtain quotes from brush clearing vendors – there are some companies that complete the work through a combination of handwork and motorized equipment, and some that provide goat grazing services.