Defensible Space

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The goal of this page is to provide the citizens of Butte County with a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand source of information on defensible space planning and practices.

View the Butte County Fire Prevention and Protection Ordinance (Chapter 38A) and other guidelines on defensible space.

Send Chapter 38A questions by emailing Defensible Space. If you have a question that requires an immediate response, call our Fire Prevention Bureau office at (530) 538-7888.