Subdivision Review Program

The Subdivision Review Program was formed pursuant to Assembly Bill 2911 (Friedman, 2018), which added Section 4290.5 to the Public Resources Code. PRC 4290.5 requires the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) to identify existing subdivisions with more than 30 dwelling units, located in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) or Local Responsibility Area (LRA) Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, which are at significant fire risk and lack a secondary egress route. Such subdivisions are identified pursuant to Government Code Section 51178, in consultation with the State Fire Marshal and local jurisdictions.


The Board, in consultation with the State Fire Marshal and the local jurisdiction that identifies the subdivisions, is required to develop recommendations to improve each identified subdivision’s fire safety.


Completed surveys and recommendations can be viewed in this interactive map.


Due to the nature of this map, some users may experience accessibility issues. If you experience any issues, please contact the board at (916) 653-8007 for direct assistance.


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For questions and comments on the program, please contact: