The goals of the Weed Abatement Program are to:
· Reduce the fire danger associated with neglected lots in your neighborhood.
· Enhance the livability of your neighborhood by eliminating blight.
The Weed Abatement Program exists to address an enforcement and safety issue and is not provided as a service. Each year, approximately 7,400 property owners are notified to keep their property clean of weeds, rubbish, refuse and dirt. Property owners need to follow and meet the standards and guidelines by their own effort or by hiring a private contractor. The properties that do not comply with the standards will be subject to City enforcement and abated by a City contractor at the owner's expense.
The weed abatement standards are not a one-time observance. A property owner will likely need to have their property addressed more than once during the year in order to meet the standards. Although required throughout the year, it is extremely critical that properties be maintained during the high fire months, usually from April through October.
The following graphic examples may be helpful in determining the status of weed abatement efforts:
Satisfactory (pdf) (To Be Updated)
Unsatisfactory (pdf) (To Be Updated)
Weed Abatement Report Line for VACANT LOTS only: (916) 808-5417, email: email@example.com
Weed Abatement Report for a PRIVATE RESIDENCE: 311 or (916) 264-5011
To enter a Bid to Contract to provide Weed Abatement Services, visit City of Sacramento Procurement Services Department