Monrovia ordinances and regulations (8.14.030 -050) FIRE HAZARDS RELATING TO VEGETATION require that all native brush, weeds, grass and hazardous vegetation be kept clear of any structure for a minimum of 200 feet. Property owners are responsible for clearing that radius around their buildings.
Properties not complying with the 200-foot clearance by July 1 may fall into the newly adopted administrative fine ordinance process - which could cost property owners as much as $1,000 in fines for the first offense and up to $5,000 in fines for the third offense - if it is determined that the lack of brush cleared posses a significant risk to public safety.
For the 2012 brush clearance season, the City's chipper program will no longer be available, as grant funding has expired. Disposal of brush will be the homeowner's responsibility. Please click here for detailed information on disposal of brush. For more information, please call the Fire Department hotline at (626) 256-8109. Click here for a letter from the Chief.
Inspections of properties will begin on May 15, so we ask that you complete your required vegetation management before this date. If compliance is not obtained at the conclusion of the second on-site inspection, your property may be subject to an administrative fine for those hazardous conditions found after July 1, 2012.
For details on the program or for answers to specific questions, contact the Monrovia Fire Department at (626) 256-8109. Thank you for your continued effort to help MFD maintain a fire safe community.
The following publications will be helpful in brush clearance and fire safe landscaping.
LACO approved brush abatement contractors
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection