I have concerns that altering my vegetation will impact my privacy

Residents may submit a Request for Review (RFR) for vegetation that does not pose a community hazard and can be well maintained. Staff are happy to meet with residents to explain options for minimizing risks and therefore improving odds that an RFR for an exemption will be approved by the Fire Chief or designee. For example, bamboo used for privacy may be approved for an exemption to SRMC 4.12 if it is kept no thicker than 1 foot, is limbed up at least 3 feet, is free of dead or dying material, and does not create a fuel ladder to other combustible materials. https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/exemption-program/

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