AB38 and how it can affect the sale of your property
On or after July 1, 2021, when you sell your property that is located in a High or Very High fire hazard severity zone, you will need documentation of a compliant Defensible Space Inspection that complies with Section 4291 of the Public Resources Code or local vegetation management ordinances (check with local fire department).
To see the fire severity zone of your property: Click https://egis.fire.ca.gov/FHSZ/ , then click on the binoculars on the left, to enter your address.
Pink: Very High
For more information or to request a Defensible Space Inspection, go to https://www.fire.ca.gov/programs/communications/defensible-space-prc-4291/
* Note: The Defensible Space Assessment performed by Texas Hill Estates Fire Safe Council is not an official document. It is a recommendation.
What happens after I submit the form?
By completing this form, you will be submitting your request for a PRC 4291 compliance
inspection to be conducted at the address you list below. You will receive a confirmation email
after submittal and a follow up phone call or email from your local Defensible Space Inspector to
schedule your inspection.
When should I submit the request?
A copy of the completed inspection report that shows proof the property has been inspected, and
has passed that inspection, within six (6) months prior to entering into a sales contract.
What if my property does not pass the inspection?
If your property does not pass on the first attempt, the inspector will explain what work needs to
be completed and schedule another appointment at a later date. If the property will not meet
compliance with PRC 4291 standards or a local vegetation management ordinance, the seller and
the buyer shall enter into a written agreement pursuant to which the buyer agrees to obtain
documentation of compliance within one year after closing escrow.