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Weed Abatement Season Approaching

Code Enforcement getting a jump start on notifying vacant lots to clear high vegetation 

March 22, 2017

Each year, homes and properties are at risk of fires in the Sacramento area due to overgrown weeds. Grassfires can spread from undeveloped to developed areas. With the weed abatement season fast approaching, owners need to take steps to ensure their vacant parcel does not become a fire hazard. This is crucial to maintain the safety of their neighbor's property and the surrounding area.

What property owners need to know:

  • The deadline for mowing, disking, and/or cleaning vacant lots is April 15, 2017 and properties with weed height of 12-inches will be in violation.
  • If you are the property owner, it is your responsibility to maintain the condition of that property.
  • To avoid penalties and fees, vacant parcels must be cut to two inches or disked. Disking is the preferable method as it prevents weed growth for a longer period of time.
  • Parcels must be maintained throughout the entire year and multiple abatements may be necessary to prevent fire hazards.

For more information, call (916) 808-5417 or visit the Weed Abatement web page.

The Weed Abatement Program has been active since 2013 and sends out notices each year to all known property owners of vacant parcels in the City of Sacramento in February. Learn more with the Weed Abatement video.