Will I need to cut down trees on my property if I pull a Building Permit?

Defensible Space Permits are only required for properties above 6,400 feet in elevation. Construction of any new structure, the replacement of an existing structure, or an addition to a structure (including decks) must complete and initial inspection for a Defensible Space Permit prior to being issued a Building Permit. All work and a final inspection must be complete prior to the County issuing a Certificate of Occupancy for the Building Permit.

A list of Certified Jefferson County Defensible Space Foresters can be found here.

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1. Question: Does my property need to meet wildfire regulations in Jefferson County?
2. How do I create a defensible space around my homesite to meet the county's wildfire regulations?
3. Will I need to cut down trees on my property if I pull a Building Permit?