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, call Hayward Fire Department offices at 510-583-4930 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):
2022 Residential Chipping Program.
Learn more and find an application
How to maintain your property
View the FFPD Weed Abatement Standards by going to this link:
View details about enforcement process by going to this link:
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:
If you wish to make a complaint of weed hazards select the following link:
If you are interested in financial assistance for maintaining defensible space select the following link: