Fire hazard reduction clearance deadline June 1

Kern County Fire Department


May 14, 2022

The Fire Hazard Reduction Program, also referred to as FHRP, will send out a “Notice to Abate Fire Hazard” to all Kern County property owners whose properties are located within the State Responsibility Area (SRA). Property owners located in these areas are required to perform fire hazard reduction clearance by June 1 of every year and maintain their property free of fire hazards or nuisance vegetation year around. See Kern County Code of Ordinance Chapter 8.46 – WEEDS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS GROWTHS for details.

If property owners and the Kern County Fire Department work together, we can all reach the goal of protecting life and property through this process. An overall reduction of hazards increases firefighter and public safety, as well as improves our ability to protect your property in the event of a fire.

If you are selling your home and need to request an AB-38 Defensible Space Inspection, please visit our website:

If you moved, did not receive a “Notice to Abate Fire Hazard” letter or it was sent to the wrong address you will need to contact the Kern County Assessor’s Office. It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify the Assessor’s Office of any mailing address change:


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