Cedar Shake Incentive

Our community continues to be proactive regarding wildfire hazard mitigation. In part,  Town Council approved a Cedar Shake Incentive Fire Mitigation Program for the remainder of 2023.

The Cedar Shake Incentive Fire Mitigation Program will provide an unlimited number of fee waivers for the remainder of 2023 for projects that have not yet received a building permit. Waivers are capped at $25,000 per property or development. The program allows for a complete fee waiver* towards the Town building permit fee when you re-roof your home or building from cedar shake shingles to town-approved fire-rated roofing material. (Please note, San Miguel County fees still need to be paid.

Most home insurance providers will offer up to 10 percent in savings if your home’s roofing material is fire-rated. Once your work is completed, your insurance provider can offer you a new estimate.

To increase your home or building’s survival rate to nearly 99 percent when threatened with wildfire risk, combine our Cedar Shake Incentive with the Wildfire Mitigation/Defensible Space Incentive Program. Take defensive action and create defensible space around your home or building. Please visit that incentive program’s webpage for more information.

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Submit a Design Review Process Application for approval to re-roof your home or building from Cedar Shake, and Shingle to a Town of Mountain Village approved fire-rated roofing material.
  2. Hire a town-approved roofing contractor to perform the work.
  3. Submit a Town of Mountain Village Building Permit upon approval of your Design Review Process Application (and pay your building permit).
  4. Lastly, submit your Cedar Shake Fire Mitigation Fee Waiver Form to be eligible for reimbursement of 100 percent of your building permit fee, excluding county use tax.

Have questions?

For more information, please contact our Planning and Development Department by or at (970)369-8242.