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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Weed Abatement Makes Yorba Linda Safer

Weed Abatement Program Update

As required by CA State law, the City implements a weed abatement program every year to minimize hazardous fire conditions within Yorba Linda. The City’s program involves several steps, including sending Weed Abatement Notices (PDF) requesting property owners who have large areas of undeveloped property that may be prone to wildfire hazards to clear their property of vegetation overgrowth before the height of wildfire season. The notice recognizes that some property owners may already have completed their weed abatement and fire hazard reduction efforts before receiving the City’s reminder notice.

This year's annual weed abatement letters were sent to approximately 1,200 properties and requested abatement by June 15, 2021. Community Preservation staff then began surveying these properties to confirm compliance. After each inspection, property owners are provided a pass or fail notice. Properties that remain non-compliant and represent a potential wildfire hazard are asked to remove overgrown vegetation from their properties within two weeks of a failed inspection.

The City truly appreciates property owners’ sensitivity and diligent attention to helping minimize property damage and potential loss of life from this significant threat to the City. For additional information about the weed abatement program, please contact the Community Preservation Division at 714-961-7138.