Frequently Asked Weed Abatement Questions


Who is Fire Prevention Services, Inc.?

We are a contracted agent of your local fire agency/city.

What gives you the authority to send me this notice?

Your local representatives have contracted with Fire Prevention Services, Inc., to enforce the local ordinance.

What will happen if I choose not to clear the violation from my property?

Your property will be subject to abatement in accordance with local ordinances and if abated you will receive a bill.

What do I do if I have started to clear my parcel but the work will not be completed by the deadline?

Your property may be subject to abatement, please contact your designated inspector immediately.

What if my parcel is in escrow?

You are still legally responsible to comply with all local ordinances.

Someone else illegally dumped on my property, why am I being required to clean it?

You are ultimately responsible for continued compliance with local ordinances for your parcel.

Why do I have to cut my trees 13’6” vertically above roads and/or driveways?

This is for emergency vehicle access.

I don’t use my fireplace, why do I have to trim the tree branches 10’ Back to Top from the chimney?

If the chimney can be used the branches must be trimmed 10’ Back to Top regardless.

Why didn’t an inspector just knock on my door and speak to me directly?

You were notified under the provisions of our service contract.

What determines a fire hazard/public nuisance?

Please refer to the local ordinance for your area.

Did someone complain about my property?

Although we do receive some complaints, most inspections are done on an annual basis.

How can I report a violation?

You can fill out a violation complaint form by filling out the form below and hitting the submit button.


Inspector Contact Form