Frequently Asked Questions

To help save you time, we have put together the following list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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Q. How do I get a hold of my local fire district?

Q. How do I get a copy of a fire report?


Q. How do I know if my address is part of the 911 Rural Addressing System?

Q. How do I find the ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating for my area?

Q. The fire district in my area has two ISO rating numbers. Yet my insurance company tells me that my house falls under the higher rating of the two. Why is that?

Q. I understand the County is currently in burn restrictions, can I still use my charcoal grill?

Q. My Home Association has been discussing a neighborhood clean up. Does the County have anything in place that can assist us in clearing out debris?

Q. My family is splitting up a piece of property into 4 lots. I was told by the County Land Use Office that the Fire Department would require a water storage system. Is this true?

Q. Why do I have to pay an Impact Fee when I build?

Q. How can I find out where the nearest fire hydrant is to my house?

Q. How can I help the fire department get to my house quickly in the event of the emergency?

Q. What are the County Fire requirements for road widths?

Q. When I submitted my development application to the Land Use office I was told I had to create a turn around, does this mean a cul-de-sac?

Q. I am clearing the tumbleweeds from my yard and can't burn them because the County is currently in burn restrictions. What should I do with them?

Q. If we are being required to put in a 30,000 gallon water tank for a draft hydrant, why do we need to sprinkler the homes in that subdivision/area?

Q. I live in a gated community, does the fire department have access for emergencies?

Q. How fast can a Christmas tree fire spread throughout my house?

Q. What is a red flag warning?

Q. What is the Haines Index?

Q. Are there any restrictions on fireworks in Santa Fe County?

Q. What fire code does Santa Fe County Fire Department currently utilize?