Weed Abatement

WEED ABATEMENT

The purpose of the program is to prevent fire hazards created by vegetative growth and the accumulation of combustible debris through voluntary compliance.

Property owners are required to maintain their properties cleared of weeds, grass, vines or other growth that is capable of being ignited and endangering neighboring properties.

During the dry season months May through November District personnel will be conducting inspections throughout the District’s boundaries. If a property is found to be non-compliant a Notice to Abate hazard will be issued to the property owner additional steps will follow until abatement of property is completed.


REPORT A HAZARD

The District will follow up on complaints located within the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. To report a hazard in the City of Citrus Heights, contact Code Enforcement at 916-725-2845. To report a hazard within the City of Rancho Cordova, contact Code Enforcement at 916-851-8770. 

When leaving a complaint provide your name, phone number and address of the property you are reporting, if you would like a return call state so in your message. 

Phone: 916-859-4327 

Email: weedabatement@metrofire.ca.gov

Online: Weed Abatement Complaint Form


REPORTING VACANT AND FORECLOSED PROPERTIES
Contact the following agencies:

  • Sacramento County Code Enforcement (916) 875-5656.
  • Citrus Heights Code Enforcement (916) 725-2845.
  • Rancho Cordova Code Enforcement (916) 851-8770.


WEED ABATEMENT PROCESS

REQUIREMENTS:


CREATE A FIREBREAK

A clear firebreak of a minimum 30-foot width shall be created and maintained in all areas designated by the Fire District. Clear firebreaks shall be provided and maintained around all buildings and combustible fences, areas containing vehicles, near structures, or near storage located on a parcel or on adjacent properties.

The firebreak shall be made using one of the following methods:

Discing: The discs shall be set at an angle sufficient to cut the sod loose and adequately bury the growth of weeds, grass or other vegetation. Discing shall include roto-tilling or cultivating.
Scraping:The blade shall be set at an angle sufficient to cut the growth of weeds, grass or other vegetation down to bare ground.
Exception: Weed abatement on residential property, less than one-half acre in size may be done by mowing or weed eating. Weeds shall be no more than one (1) inch in height after cutting. All cuttings shall be removed.
Mowing:Dead weeds shall not exceed two (2) inches in height at the completion of the mowing. It shall be done each time the dead growth exceeds six (6) inches in height. Combustible material produced by mowing shall be removed from the property


 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Weed Abatement Frequently Asked Questions

WEED ABATEMENT CONTRACTORS
This list is provided as a convenience only.
It is not a recommendation or endorsement of the services provided.

Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps
6101 27th Street
Sacramento, CA 95822
916-386-8394
Scott & Sons Weed Control
Lic# 01316
5938 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95829
916-366-7630
Paul Cordell Weed Abatement
Lic# 75280
2931 Silk Court
Sacramento, CA 95822
916-391-6833
10' x 18' Disc and 14' Stubble Disc
Dave Weber
Lic# 571637
P.O. Box 262
Orangevale, CA 95662
916-988-3283
Davis & Davis Weed Control
Lic# 613517
Carmichael, CA 95608
916-483-7052
Kevin Woody Landscaping
Lic# 548618
P.O. Box 1062
North Highlands, CA 95660
916-349-9420
Leonard Garcia
Lic# 218765
9459 Elder Creek Road
Sacramento, CA 95829
916-381-1868 (weed eating)
International Tree Experts
Lic# 599327
2995 Woodside Road
800-377-8733 or 408-640-1036