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The City of Vacaville experiences hot and dry weather which creates a fire hazard when vegetation dries out and becomes extremely flammable. Many devastating fires can be prevented with a proper weed abatement program.

Vacaville has adopted a Weeds and Rubbish Abatement Ordinance (Vacaville Municipal Code, Chapter 8.04), requiring the removal of dry vegetation, weeds, rubbish, and other fire hazards. On or about June 1st, Code Enforcement conducts Weed Abatement inspection(s) to ensure all dry vegetation, weeds, rubbish and other fire hazards have been removed from your property in accordance with the City’s Weeds and Rubbish Abatement Ordinance.

If your property is not in compliance by June 1st, the City has the authority to abate the violations at the property owner’s expense. This may include administrative fines, citations, costs and expenses, and may become a lien or special assessment upon the property. Costs and fines for abatement may include: direct contractor expenses, fines of $100 for the first day, $500 for the second day, and $1,000 for the third and each subsequent day that your property remains in violation of the Weeds and Rubbish Abatement Ordinance, and the City of Vacaville’s administrative costs and expenses in compelling you to correct the violations. You can avoid these costs by ensuring your property is in compliance by June 1st.

For more details on weed abatement on your property, click here.

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For a list of contractors who provide weed abatement service,
contact our Code Enforcement Division at (707) 449-5693.