The dataset used in this online map was provided by CalFire
(Last Update: SRA 2007 and LRA 2009)
Government Code section 51175-89 directs CalFire to identify areas of significant fire hazards based on fuels, terrain, weather, and other relevant factors within State and Local Responsibility Areas (SRA and LRA).
Mapping of these areas, referred to as Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ), is based on the latest fire modeling methods utilized by CalFire. Details can be found at CalFire's FRAP website:
Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure:
The purpose of Chapter 7A in the 2016 California Building Code and Section R 337 in the 2016 C.R.C. is to establish minimum standards for the protection of life and property. These materials and construction methods increase the ability of a building located in any Fire Hazard Severity Zone with State responsibility Areas or any Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area to resist the intrusion of flame or burning embers…
As of July 1, 2008, for which an application for a building permit is submitted located within State Responsibility Areas Fire Hazard Severity Zone or any Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Area the shall comply with Chapter 7A, California Building Code, or Section R327, California Residential Building Code.
Additionally, any Fire Hazard Severity Zone or any Wildland Urban Interface Fire Area designated by the enforcing agency (Local) for which an application for a permit is submitted after the application date shall comply with the provisions of the California Building Code, Chapter 7A or the California Residential Building Code, Section R327.
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Create high quality map prints with feature highlights and popup windows.
Refresh Map Tool
This tool when pressed takes the map back to its default position.
Information & Tool Pop-Ups
Open and close the Feature Information, Tool Bar, and Header/Menu pop-up outs by clicking the
To pan around on the map (move side to side or up and down) click, hold, and drag.
Feature Info Pop-up
Opens when a feature is clicked on. Most features when "clicked on" will have a "Pop up". This feature provides basic information about the feature that you have clicked on.
This will collapse if you click the "up arrow" located at left-hand edge:
Located in the lower right-hand corner of the map screen:
Map Legend window in the lower right-hand corner of the map screen. All features in the legend denoted with a "check box" can be turned "On" or "Off". Only a couple of the features will be checked when the program opens. These are preset so that your computer will be able to process the data faster. NOTE: Some layers (depending on the data source and your network speed) may take some time to render.
Query a Community or Place
Query a Community or Place Tool is used to as a quick "jump-to" to a known community or a known place. Select your desired location from the drop-down menu. Click 'Get Results' and zoom to that location.
Data Summary Tool
Data Summary Tool will allow you to select features in one layer and then find features in a second layer that meet certain criteria (e.g., intersect within a certain distance). Selection tools include radius, box, shape, and attribute filters. Click 'Get Results' and export your data.
Type an Assessor Parcel Number (APN) into the search box (in this format: 123456789) and click "Go". The map will automatically zoom to the location and highlight your query.
Quick Address Search, Parcel or Coordinate Search
Select an option under the address field. Type an address (select
Address), coordinates (select Coordinate for Latitude/Longitude) or parcel number (select Data and type the parcel number in this format: 123456789) into the
Search Box (located in the upper right-hand corner of the map screen. The map will automatically zoom to the location.
Change the Basemap
You may select from a number of basemaps including HERE aerial imagery, terrain, topographic and street maps and HERE Maps roads, satellite, hybrid, and terrain.
Create Printable PDF
Create a printable version of your customized map in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). It may take some time to generate the PDF.
Measure (Draw On the Map)
Select a draw tool and the window will automatically close and you can begin adding shapes to your map to highlight an area or specify a certain point. The tool will also calculate distance and area. Double click to close polygons.
Google Street View
This tool seamlessly integrates Google's Street View with your map.
Zoom to your current location and track your movements on your mobile, tablet or netbook device. When activated, your location will be identified on the map. This feature requires the user to authorize their web browser to know their location.
Quickly zoom to any saved bookmarks you created. Use the toolbar at the top of the map to create a bookmark.
Sketches within the Map Legend to enable the tool.
To create a sketch, click on the Sketch tab and click on the
Create a Sketch button at the bottom of the Sketch panel.
The Sketch panel will open on the left hand side of your map. Here you can set a name and description for the sketch.
Sketches are designed to be shared and worked on collaboratively, so by default new sketches can be edited by anyone with the sketch URL. If you would like to prevent others from editing your sketch, uncheck the box "Allow sketch to be edited by others".
Once you have set your sketch name and edit settings, click
Done to continue to the drawing tools.
Sketch allows you to create line, polygon, rectangle, oval, marker, and text annotations on your maps.
To place a marker, select
Create a marker from the tool bar and click on the map to place the marker. You can select a color from the range provided. If you need to re-position the marker, simple hover your mouse over the marker, and click and drag the marker to the preferred location.
To save the marker, click the
To draw a shape, click on the corresponding icon on the right of the sketch panel, and start drawing. You can adjust the line and fill colors and opacity of lines and shapes, and the text content of annotations.
To adjust the size or position of shapes, click on the white box nodes and drag to your preferred shape or size.
Extremely large circles may appear to be compressed if placed near the top or bottom of the map boundary; however, they occupy the same amount of area. This is due to the distortion of the web Mercator map projection.
The data accessed through this website provides a visual display of geographical information as a public resource of general information for use "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" and "WITH ALL FAULTS" basis. The data presented are aggregated from a wide variety of sources. We have attempted to integrate these various data sources as well as possible. Each agency providing data may have their own internal standards for accuracy and timeliness, thus the GIS division cannot guarantee the degree to which the various data sources agree with each other. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of materials presented within this data, Plumas County GIS shall assume no liability for: 1. Any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided, regardless of how caused; or 2. Any decision made or action taken or not taken by user in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder.
In any situation where the official printed publications of Plumas County differ from the text or graphical representations contained in this system, the
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* All GIS data have inherent spatial inaccuracies, including satellite imagery. Sometimes, the satellite data (which is based on latitude and longitude coordinates acquired before the flight) will not match correctly with parcel or road data and may have varying degrees of accuracy. Satellite images may have feature displacement and scale variation caused by differences in elevation, lens distortion, and camera tilt. Parcel boundary lines should be considered a graphical representation and not in any way a legal survey or engineering document.
* This data is for visual representation only and may not contain all data that is available by contacting Plumas County Planning Services or GIS directly.
* The Plumas County GIS data is for informational purposes only and should not be used to determine precise boundaries, parcel boundaries, appraisal, engineering, nor legal descriptions. The Plumas County GIS data shall not be construed to be an official survey. Site specific evaluation should be verified by field inspection. In addition, land information is constantly changing and the most current or accurate data might not be represented herein.
* Primary sources from which this data was compiled must be consulted for verification of information contained in this data. Contact the appropriate County Department to obtain original source documents or for official determinations. You may also contact the Plumas County Planning Services at (530) 283-7011 for more information.
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Updated 8/2023. Points are generally within the Centroid of Parcel
City of Portola
Within the City boundary
call Portola's Building Dept. at
Footprints for buildings within Plumas County were obtained from Microsoft's U.S. building footprints dataset, which includes nearly 11 million structures within California. Microsoft created layer by using artificial intelligence.
*Note: Footprints may not be completely accurate - use only for generalization*
Snow Load (Roof Design)
The final design snow loads are the ultimate responsibility of the engineer, architect, building official, and/or contractor in charge of the project.
For more information about structural design criteria, click here.
Updated 5/2022. Boundaries represent general location only and should not be used as the exact legal boundary location. Do not use for survey purposes.
Fire Hazard Severity Zones
CBC adopted CA Building Code Chapter 7A that requires any new construction in certain zones to use fire resistant construction method/materials. (CalFire has not yet released the 2022 version as it is currently in Regulatory Review. To view the 2022 proposed FHSZ, please visit CalFire's website).
Local Responsibility Areas for Fire Protection
State Responsibility Areas for Fire Protection
Federal Responsibility Areas for Fire Protection
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