Appointments & Inspections
Request an NTF/MBF Pre-development Meeting to determine applicable fire codes, processes, fees, and the need for alternative materials and methods to meet the same practical effect of fire codes.
Curbside Chipping for the 2023 Season
The Chipping program runs from June to October annually. Residents must submit a request in order to schedule the grant-funded residential curbside chipping service for a residential property. Once the request is received, the address will be added to the scheduled route to provide the chipping service in accordance with the chipping schedule in area-specific zones. Demand for this program has increased substantially, and the schedule is set by zone to provide the most efficient service possible.
An NTF/MBF Tree Removal Permit is offered for defensible space purposes only.
TRPA allows removal of trees up to 14 inches in diameter without a permit (or 6 inches for Lakefront Properties). Permits are not issued for other reasons such as disease, structural hazards, or view enhancement. If a tree must be removed for one of these other reasons, visit TRPA.
A Fire & Life Safety Inspection is required for all business license applications, business license renewals, and a lapse in the business license.
- If you have any questions regarding the status of your application or are no longer in business, please contact the Business License Officer for the Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector, at 530-889-4120
These grant-funded inspections help residents create defensible space around their homes and structures. The District will provide homeowners with a report of our findings with educational materials to help them comply with defensible space requirements. If defensible space compliance is not met on the first inspection residents are highly advised to schedule a second inspection to ensure their compliance is verified in our database. These inspections can also be used to maintain homeowner insurance. Similar to educational defensible space inspections homeowners can get a free inspection for guidance on what is needed, and another to verify compliance. If the property does not meet defensible space compliance at the second inspection, a $155 fee will be charged for additional insurance related inspections.
As of July 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 38 requirements pertaining to real estate defensible space compliance is in effect:
All requests for real estate/AB38 defensible space inspections shall be directed to the cal fire website.
- Scroll down on the left side of the page to “Request a Defensible Space Inspection” and click on “click here to start”
- Follow the instructions and fill out the defensible space inspection request form and a CAL FIRE defensible space inspector will receive the request.
Specific questions, inquiries, or complaints regarding AB38 inspections
For properties in Placer County – CAL FIRE
Nevada Yuba Placer Unit (NEU) Defensible Space
Phone Line: 530-889-0111 ext. 1024
For Properties in El Dorado County – CAL FIRE
Amador El Dorado Unit (AEU) Defensible Space
Phone Line: 530-708-2793
Final Defensible Space Inspections are not grant-funded.
Final Defensible Space Inspections are required prior to scheduling final inspections with Placer Co./El Dorado Co or finalizing a project.
Do not use this page to schedule a Defensible Space Inspection for a Short Term Rental permit.
The inspector will meet the homeowner at the address to switch out the Knox Box key. Someone must be present at the time of the appointment.
- To order a Knox Box, please visit Knox Box.
For properties in El Dorado County – Order under Meeks Bay Fire Protection District
For properties in Placer County – Order under North Tahoe Fire Protection District