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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Notice of 45 Day Comment Period

Shake Roof

The current Teton County Wildland Urban Interface Code allows for wood shingles and shakes that have been treated with fire retardant. Even with the treated fire-retardant materials, there are concerns with the continued use of wood shingles and shakes within the wildland urban interface. The Teton Area Wildland Protection Coalition and the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Department have suggested eliminating wood shakes and shingles from new construction within the wildland urban interface. The amendment would strike out Paragraph 4 of Section 503.2 of the WUIC Code.  

The link below will bring you to the Board of County Commissioners Staff Report that has all the necessary information about the proposed rules.  You are also welcome to reach out to Fire Marshal Kathy Clay at 307-732-8506.  

To Provide Public Comment Click here: Link

Please enjoy this video from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety regarding building materials:

Link to Staff Report
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