Did you receive a weed abatement notice? Well, most likely Fire Prevention Services, Inc., a contract agency for the National City Fire Department, recently performed an inspection of your property to see if it required weed abatement, brush management, or public nuisance removal services. These services are mostly provided to protect nearby structures or wooden fences from fire. If your property was determined to be a fire hazard, the owner/tenant has to get rid of (abate) the hazard by mowing the property, providing defensible space, or cleaning up the brush or trimmings.
Fire Prevention Services will not look over fences, climb fences, enter a back yard, or enter a residence to confirm weed complaints. All weed violations must be visible from the street. Fire Prevention Services, Inc. enforces National City’s Municipal Code Ordinance Chapter 1.36 “ABATEMENT OF PUBLIC NUISANCES”. If you want to report a weed abatement violation click here or if you want to respond to a notice of violation click here or call 1-866-779-3774.