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*** Tuolumne County Draft Hazardous Vegetation Management Ordinance*** 

The Board of Supervisors Fire Safety Advisory Committee's Governance Workgroup has been working on a draft Hazardous Vegetation Management Ordinance (DHVMO).   At July 5th, 2022, Board of Supervisor's meeting; a presentation, discussion, and Board direction was presented.  

  • Click HERE to review the Presentation
  • Click HERE to review the Frequent Asked Questions
  • Click HERE  to review the amended draft approved by the Fire Safety Advisory Committee on June 22, 2022. 
Overview of Services and Functions

The County of Tuolumne Office of Emergency Services (OES) provides preparedness before, and coordination direction during, large-scale emergencies and disasters.  OES coordinates with partner agencies, special districts, and key private agencies in providing planning, response, recovery, and mitigation activities as a result of disaster related incidents.

The state's Office of Emergency Services Coordinates overall state agency response to major disasters in support of local government. The office is responsible for assuring the state's readiness to respond to and recover from both natural and man-made disasters, and for assisting local governments in their emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts. 

Mission Statement

In cooperation with local, state, federal agencies, enhance public protective actions, promote domestic preparedness through a comprehensive and effective emergency services program that will mitigate against, prepare for, respond appropriately to, and quickly recover from natural, technological, and terrorist related emergencies that may impact the residents of Tuolumne County,

Emergency Operations Plan
Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services Emergency Operations Plan

Tuolumne County Ordinance Code - Emergency Services Chapter 2.40

Tuolumne County Fire Safety Advisory Committee

The Board of Supervisors Fire Safety Advisory Committee's Governance Workgroup has been working on a proposed vegetation ordinance.   Click HERE for to review the Draft approved by the Fire Safety Advisory Committee on June 22, 2022.  

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Tuolumne County Fire Safety Advisory Committee would like to invite you to take a few minutes to take the Vegetation Ordinance Survey. This is an ongoing effort related to proposed vegetation ordinance. To provide your input please take the survey by clicking on the following LINK. If you are using your desktop computer, open the QR Code reader on your smart phone. Hold your device over the below QR Code so that it's clearly visible within your smartphone's screen and scan.  Vegetation Survey QR Code ________________________________________________

The Board of Supervisors Fire Safety Advisory Committee's Governance Workgroup has held three public meetings.  If you were unable to attend previous Vegetation Ordinance Public Meetings. You can find them below:  
  • December 8th, 2021 recording, please click HERE
  • January 5th, 2022 recording, please click HERE
  • January 26th, 2022 recording, please click HERE
  • March 30th, 2022 recording, please click HERE and PowerPoint click HERE 
  • June 1st, 2022 recording, please click HERE
  • June 15th, 2022 recording, please click HERE

For more information, please contact Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services (OES) at OES@co.tuolumne.ca.us or visit Fire Safety Advisory Committee webpage. You can follow OES on Facebook by clicking HERE.


You do not have to be a resident to register!

The Everbridge Citizen Alert System allows residents and visitors to receive alerts issued by the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office of imminent threats and emergency warnings. This system has the option to enter one or multiple addresses that any registrant requests to be aware of in the event of an emergency.

(examples: primary residence, vacation property, child's school, daycare facilities, pet sitter, etc.)

It also allows for multiple methods of notification which can be customized by each registrant.

(examples: phone call, text message, e-mail, page, etc.)

 It is essential that you enter your most current information into your Everbridge account. If your contact information changes, you must update the information in your account to ensure you receive future notifications. The address must be verified within the system, post office boxes will not be notified. Without a valid address, the system will not be able to locate you when a notification is launched.


To access our Tuolumne County GIS mapping tool of the evacuation advisory area, click GIS.  If you are not signed up for our Emergency Alert Notification system, please do so by CLICKING HERE to start receiving alerts.