Appointments & Inspections

PRE-DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Booking Page

Request an NTF/MBF Pre-development Meeting to determine applicable fire codes, processes, fees,
and the need for alternative materials and methods to meet the same practical effect of fire codes.

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SEASONAL CURBSIDE CHIPPING

Chipping Program Page
Curbside Chipping Sign-Up

The Chipping program runs from June to October annually. We must receive a request for our FREE residential curbside chipping service at your property. Once the request is received, we will add your property to our list and provide the chipping service in accordance with the chipping schedule in area-specific zones. Please be patient, we had record-breaking chipping numbers last year, and anticipate the same this year.

TREE REMOVAL
PERMIT INSPECTIONS

Booking Page

An NTF/MBF Tree Removal Permit is offered for defensible
space purposes only. The cost recovery fee for the
permit/inspection is $144.00 for each property.
If you are requesting an inspection and are not the
homeowner, you will need to fill out an Authorized
Agent Form
TRPA allows removal of trees up to 14 inches in
diameter without a permit (or 6 inches for Lakefront
Properties). Permits are not issued for other
reasons such as disease, structural hazards, or
view enhancement. If a tree must be removed for
one of these other reasons, visit TRPA – https://www.trpa.gov/

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BUSINESS LICENSE INSPECTIONS

Booking Page

Business License Page

A Fire & Life Safety Inspection is required for all business license applications, business license renewals, and a lapse in the business license. Cost Recovery Fees $144/hr.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your application or are no longer in business, please contact the Business License Officer for the Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector, at 530-889-4120

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PERMIT OR CONSTRUCTION
INSPECTIONS AND FINALS

Booking Page

Plan Review Applications and Resources Page

Permit or Construction Final Inspections are not grant-funded and
have a cost recovery fee of $144.00/hr.
Fire Final Inspections are required prior to scheduling final inspections with Placer Co./El Dorado Co or finalizing a project.
Do not use this booking page to schedule a Defensible Space Inspection for an STR permit. Use the Home Rental Page. 

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GRANT-FUNDED
DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTIONS

Booking Page

Defensible Space and Chipping Program Page

Grant-funded property inspections help residents create defensible space around their homes and structures.
NTF/MBF will provide homeowners with a report of our findings along with educational materials to help them comply with local defensible space requirements.
If you are requesting an inspection and are not the homeowner, you will need to fill out an Authorized Agent Form

REAL ESTATE COMPLIANCE
DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTIONS

As of July 1, 2021, Assembly Bill 38 requirements pertaining to real estate defensible space compliance is in effect:

All requests for real estate/AB38 defensible space
inspections shall be directed to CAL FIRE – Defensible Space
Scroll down on the left side of the page to “Request
a Defensible Space Inspection” and click on “click
here to start”
Follow the instructions and fill out the defensible
space inspection request form and a CAL FIRE
defensible space inspector will receive the request.

Specific questions, inquiries, or complaints regarding AB38 inspections
For properties in Placer County – CAL FIRE
Nevada Yuba Placer Unit (NEU) Defensible Space
Phone Line: 530-889-0111 ext. 1024

For Properties in El Dorado County – CAL FIRE
Amador El Dorado Unit (AEU) Defensible Space
Phone Line: 530-708-2793

 

PERMIT OR CONSTRUCTION
DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTIONS

Booking Page

Final Defensible Space Inspections are not grant-funded and have a cost recovery fee of $144.00/hr.
Final Defensible Space Inspections are required prior to scheduling final inspections with Placer Co./El Dorado Co or finalizing a project.
Do not use this booking page to schedule a Defensible Space Inspection for an STR permit. Use the Home Rental Page. 

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SHORT-TERM/VACATION
HOME RENTAL INSPECTIONS

Home Rental Page

Placer County and El Dorado County are requiring mandated fire and life safety inspections for short-term (STRs) and vacation home rentals(VHRs). Use the Home Rental Page to schedule a Defensible Space Inspection for an STR permit. 
If you are requesting an inspection and are not the homeowner you will need to fill out an Authorized Agent Form.

KNOX BOX KEYS

Booking Page

The inspector will meet the homeowner at the address to switch out the Knox Box key.
Someone must be present at the time of the appointment.

  • To order a Knox Box, please visit https://www.knoxbox.com/.
    For properties in El Dorado County – Order under Meeks Bay Fire Protection District
    For properties in Placer County – Order under North Tahoe Fire Protection District

FIRE & LIFE SAFETY
STATE-MANDATED INSPECTIONS

Booking Page

State-Mandated Inspections are not grant-funded and have
a cost recovery fee of $144.00/hr.
Inspections for Schools, Jails, High-rises, R1s, and R2s

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