A Reminder that Clearing Weeds is the Priority in Preparation for Fire Season

Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind residents that clearing weeds by June 1st is mandatory! If your weeds are not cleared by June 1, 2020, a City contractor will be authorized to clear the hazardous weeds and/or refuse on un-cleared parcels. If the City contractor clears the weeds, the City recovers costs for administering this program through recovery of the cost of abatement, plus a flat fee of $260 plus a percentage charge of 166% administrative fee, which is placed on the San Luis Obispo County Special Tax Assessment for the fiscal year 2020-2021 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 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm when their objections will be heard and given due consideration

Residents of Atascadero are encouraged to take care of hazardous weeds as soon as possible. Atascadero Fire & Emergency Service’s mission, through its hazard reduction program, is to eliminate vegetative growth and/or refuse which may cause a fire or life and safety hazard. If you feel a property is in violation you may report it here: https://permits.atascadero.org/eTrakit/CRM/issue.aspx


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 www.atascadero.org and click on Fire Department.

For more information, please contact Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services at (805) 461-5070.