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Chipper Program

The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Ordinance requires the creation of Defensible Space around homes that are located in the high fire hazard areas, so to help support our community in achieving this, the City is sponsoring a program to help reduce the fuel load and provide better defensible space around your home.

Let's get started!

Step 1

Contact San Rafael Fire's Vegetation Management Specialist to schedule an on-site inspection at your residence.

Phone: (415) 485-3308
Email: cityofsanrafael.org/contact-fire-department/

Step 2

After the inspection, plan the removal of any Juniper or Bamboo that was identified (this can be done by you or a gardener/landscaper/contractor of your choice). You'll want to do this in tandem with Step 3.

Step 3

Contact us to schedule the pick-up of the Bamboo or Juniper from your property and we'll come haul it away!

FIRESafe Marin Chipper Program

FIRESafe MARIN provides support for "Chipper Days" that allow us to assist communities, homeowner's associations, fire departments, and individual landowners with vegetation-fuel reduction to reduce wildfire hazards in Marin. Check out their schedule to see when they're in your neighborhood!

Vegetation Compliance Letter

Beginning late spring of each year, the San Rafael Fire Department Vegetation Management Division will inspect properties located within and near the Wildland Urban Interface to determine compliance with the regulations outlined in the Vegetation Management Standards 4.12.

If you've received one of these, don't panic! Give us a call at (415) 485-3308 or email us and we'll answer any questions you have.

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