Wildfires - Defensible Space

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Protecting homes from the threat of wildfires is a priority in Reno. 

The Reno City Council adopted an ordinance to allow for property owners to create defensible space on public property adjacent to their homes.

  • If you want to create defensible space on public property, call Reno Direct with your request and provide your name, address and contact phone number. A Parks official will determine ownership of the property (not all open space is owned by the City) and contact you to provide any instructions or guidelinesIf necessary, a Parks and Fire representative will meet with you to determine the size of the area to be cleared, methods of access and materials to be removed.
  • City staff can provide large trash bags and make arrangements to remove the vegetative debris after the cleanup project is completed.
  • For the greatest benefit, a group of adjacent property owners should work together to clear an area along the entire fence line.

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