Weed abatement, June 5, 2019

The tools of the trade. San Bernardino County is sending out fire hazard abatement notices. does your property pass the test?

You’ve received a fire hazard, or weed, abatement notice from San Bernardino County. Now what?

San Bernardino County has begun the process to send out notices. Violations vary depending on where you live. In the mountains, the county has regulations regarding a variety of plants and items in the yard.

• Weeds and grasses must be cut to a height of 4 inches or less, 100 feet around structures and 10 feet from roadsides.

• Tree trimmings and brush in piles must be less than 4 inches in diameter. Leaves and shrub trimmings must be removed.

• Combustible debris must be completely removed from the property. This includes flammable junk, trash or debris regardless how it got there. Debris may include paper, cardboard boxes, household trash, clothing or piles of yard waste.

• Unstacked wood or lumber must be stacked or removed. Do not store materials in spaces alongside buildings or beneath decks, eaves, canopies or projections.

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