Fire Prevention

The Penn Valley Fire Protection District prevention program works to mitigate fire hazards through inspections and education as well as investigates the causes of fires. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the following items below, please call the office Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm at (530) 432-2630.

Fire Prevention Codes and Ordinance

Building Permits

Defensible Space

Water Storage

Second Dwelling

Plan Review

All plans submitted for review must be accompanied by the below plan review submittal application. Plan review and inspection fees are charged in accordance with District's adopted fee ordinance.



Complaint Form

If you see a fire hazard, HAZ MAT or unsafe building, please click the Complaint Form link below and fill in the form to report the hazard to the district.

COMPLAINT FORM - Click to download


Defensible Space

Do you want to improve the fire resistance of your home? Click on the link below to visit the Nevada County Fire Safe Council's website which has excellent tips for making your home more defensible in the event of wildfire.


Fire Investigations

The District investigates the causes of all fires within its jurisdiction as required by statute and code. District arson investigators are duly appointed and armed peace officers in the State of California and are responsible for all phases of investigation from initial cause and origin through follow up, apprehension of suspects and testimony in court when necessary. All requests for investigation reports should be sent to the District office.

Penn Valley Fire District Investigation


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