picture_as_pdf (Sample) Notice To Destroy Weeds (March 14, 2023)
The core of the Weed Abatement Program is the Annual Spring Notice. It is sent to owners of parcels that have a recurring weed problem or an anticipated weed problem in the coming months. Typically, the notice is mailed out at the beginning of March to inform property owners of the deadline for compliance (usually the second week of April).
Please call (714) 955-0111 if you would like an extension for the removal of your weeds. We are often able to give extensions.
The following are some important items of interest concerning the notice:
- The notice is written in general terms, that is, it is not written with a specific property owner or a specific problem in mind. This is because the notice is mailed out to thousands of property owners with a variety of issues.
- The Weed Abatement Program follows the law as stated in the California Health & Safety Code. The notice begins with the statement "Notice to Destroy Weeds" to identify the purpose of the letter. It then cites the authority for the program, the dates of compliance, the penalty for noncompliance, the requisite public hearings before the Board of Supervisors, and when and where those hearings will take place.
- The notice also states that this is the only notification the owner of the property will receive. This refers to the compliance dates mentioned above. Any time after the April deadline, the county may enter the property and abate the hazardous condition and place a charge on the owner's tax bill. Again, this follows the law precisely to ensure that all due process is assured to the property owner.
- The notice provides a contact phone number for property owners to call for information on the program or specific issues regarding their properties. If you would like more information, please call us at (714) 955-0111.
Download ASR and Board hearing documents authorizing the Weed Abatement Program.