ATASCADERO — Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind residents that clearing weeds by June 1 is mandatory. Because of the amount of rainfall received this winter, almost 5,000 property owners will receive notices this week that their property is a potential hazard. If you receive this notice, don’t panic, yet. A second inspection will be conducted for each property after the June 1 deadline.

If your weeds are not cleared by June 1, a City contractor will be authorized to clear the hazardous weeds and/or refuse. If the contractor clears the weeds, the City recovers costs for administering this program through recovery of the cost of abatement, plus a flat fee of $267 plus a percentage charge of 166 percent administrative fee, which is placed on the San Luis Obispo County Special Tax Assessment for the fiscal year 2023-2024 Tax Roll.

All property owners having any objections to the proposed removal of the hazard are hereby notified to attend a meeting of the City Council of the City of Atascadero to be held on May 9, at 6 p.m. when their objections will be heard and given due consideration


Weed abatement requirements include clearing annual grasses 100’ from any structure, 10’ from any driveway, 50’ from any property line, and include clearing the easement along the roadway. For additional weed abatement requirements, please log onto the City’s website at and click on Fire Department.