Weed Abatement Program
Abatement Requirements and Instructions
The City of Menifee coordinates an annual Weed Abatement program throughout the City. Each year Weed Abatement Notices are mailed to property owners of vacant parcels that have had recurring problems or those properties where a problem is anticipated during the Fire season.
The Notice and Order to Abate lists the basic requirements of the City’s Weed Abatement Ordinance, and lists a date by which properties must be brought into compliance. After the compliance date, field inspections of vacant parcels are performed by City personnel.Unimproved parcels containing hazardous or flammable vegetation, including tumbleweeds, as defined in Riverside County Ordinance 695 as adopted by the City of Menifee upon incorporation shall be removed as indicated on the Notice and Order to Abate:
"The requirements of this NOTICE AND ORDER TO ABATE shall be satisfied by disking, mowing, brush-cutting, and/or handwork and removal of cut material of the dangerous vegetation as indicated below:
- The parcel (including easements as required) shall have weeds cut and maintained as noted below AND free of junk or debris at all times.
- You shall keep clear a 100-foot wide strip where you are adjacent to a parcel with a structure.
- You shall keep clear a 100-foot wide strip where you are adjacent to any roadway."
If you have abated the fire hazard within 30 days after receiving the Notice and Order to Abate, no further action is required.
If you receive a Notice and Order to Abate and you need further assistance, please call 951-246-6214. A member of the Code Enforcement Department will be in contact with you assist you.
Forms and Reference Information
Instructions needed to submit a written appeal are included in the "Notice and Order to Abate".
The order must be appealed in writing, within twenty (20) calendar days of the post mark on the Notice and Order to Abate. Please send written appeal requests to the following address:
29714 Haun Road
Menifee, CA 92586
Please Note: Appeal requests will not be accepted over the phone.
Endangered or Protected Species
For those parcels which contain a documented or identified endangered or protected species which limit or prohibit the required abatement of a parcel, the property owner must notify the City of Menifee Code Enforcement Department, in writing, prior to the compliance date each year; all supporting documentation must also be provided by the property owner.
- What do I do if I am not the owner of the property listed on the Notice?
- My parcel is too wet to cut, and my tractor gets stuck in the mud. What can I do?
- I cut my weeds before the deadline and my property is clean, so why did I still receive a Notice?
- I cleared my property earlier in the year, but it rained and grew back. Do I have to clean the property again?