The City of Woodland has adopted a Weed Abatement Ordinance (Woodland Municipal Code Ch. 9.44), requiring the removal of dry vegetation, weeds, rubbish, and other fire hazards by June 1st. The Fire Prevention Division conducts Weed Abatement inspection(s) to ensure all dry vegetation, weeds, rubbish and other fire hazards have been removed from your property in accordance with the City's Weed Abatement Ordinance.
All vacant parcel owners will receive a notice regarding our weed abatement program. This does not mean that your property has an identified issue. The first notice is a reminder that fire season has begun. Your property will be inspected after June 1st and may be inspected throughout the fire season. Although this program is initiated in the spring, you are responsible for maintaining your parcels to the standard year round.
If your property is not in compliance by June 1st, the City has the authority to contract abatement services for the violations at the property owner's expense. This may include administrative fines, citations, costs and expenses, and may become a lien or special assessment upon the property. Costs and fines for abatement may include: direct contractor expenses, fines of up to $500, and the City of Woodland's administrative costs and expenses in compelling you to correct the violations. You can avoid these costs by ensuring your property is in compliance by June 1st
The Woodland Fire Department would like to thank you for your continued support and commitment to fire prevention. Your diligence in maintaining your property for the safety of your family and your community is recognized and appreciated.
Property owners that discover the existence of rare, threatened or endangered plants or wildlife on a noticed property must notify the Department of Fish and Wildlife (or appropriate agency) at least ten (10) days in advance of undertaking the vegetation clearance. If the landowner is aware of any State or Federally-listed species on the property, then the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Fish and Wildlife should be notified prior to the abatement. If a State or Federal candidate or listed species is killed, injured or captured, the landowner shall report this information to the Department of Fish and Wildlife or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, respectfully.
Unless prohibited by the Endangered Species Act, all parcels shall be abated per the Woodland Standard
A copy of Woodland's Weed Abatement Standard can be found here: Weed Abatement Standard.
Report a Weed Abatement Nuisance
Complaints received after June 1 will be reviewed to verify the parcel meets the criteria as noted above and will be inspected if applicable. If the complaint does not meet the criteria, such as occupied residential lots, it will be forwarded to Code Enforcement for investigation.