Property owners have a year-round responsibility and obligation to maintain vegetation on their property in a condition that will not contribute to the spread of fire. If you see violations of our abatement standards, please go to our Vegetation Management Inspection Portal and report it. Effective fire prevention measures can keep fires from starting and reduce hazards that threaten yours and your neighbors’ property. The Hayward Fire Department in partnership with the Fairview Fire Protection District, conducts abatement surveys at least once a year. To learn more about abatement standards and defensible space, please click on the applicable link below. This portal was made possible in partnership with Fairview Fire Protection District and the Hayward Fire Department.
you can learn more about maintaining your property & free Chipping Program selecting one of the following links (in red):
2023 RESIDENTIAL CHIPPING PROGRAM.
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How to maintain your property
View the FFPD Weed Abatement Standards by going to this link:
ORDINANCE 1 ABATEMENT STANDARDS
View details about enforcement process by going to this link:
FUELS MANAGEMENT, ABATEMENT & ENFORCEMENT ORDINANCE
View a summary of the Fuels Management, Abatement, & Enforcement Ordinance by going to this link:
View the 2020 Weed Abatement Courtesy Notice Mailer by going to this link:
2023 WEED ABATEMENT COURTESY NOTICE
If you wish to make a complaint of weed hazards select the following link:
VEGETATION MANAGEMENT COMPLAINTS
If you are interested in financial assistance for maintaining defensible space select the following link:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEFENSIBLE SPACE