Steps of Hazardous Vegetation & Rubbish Abatement Program

On this page are the steps of the City's  Hazardous Vegetation and Rubbish Abatement program.

Step 1 

City Confirms Maps of Vacant, Unimproved Parcels in the City for Inspection

Step 2

1st Physical Inspection of All Vacant, Unimproved Parcels Conducted

  • Confirm need for abatement based on health, fire and/or safety hazard dependent on weather and predicted hazards.


Mail  30-Day Notice (PDF) to Property Owners.

  • Sent through regular mail
  • Include Abatement Standards and Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF)
  • Specify deadlines and penalties
  • Written appeals filed with the City Manager or designee; i.e. Fire Marshal
  • Nuisance Abatement Board shall hear and consider any requests for hearing
  • Only notice, prior to clearing by weed abatement contractor  and a designated administration fee will be assessed. 

Step 4

  • Written appeals to the City Manager or designee must be made within 15 days
  • Nuisance Abatement Board shall hear and consider any requests for hearing

Step 5

Non-Compliant Parcels Cleared by Subcontractor

Step 6

Cost Recovery Bills Mailed to Property Owners for Clearing Property

  • Clearing fees are assessed based on a schedule of fees (PDF) including the type of abatement (i.e. mowing, tree trimming, handwork, hauling fees)

Step 7

City Council Consideration and/or Approval of Proposed Delinquencies for Tax Roll

Step 8

Delinquencies Given to County Recorder to Apply Special Assessments

For questions, please contact the City at 951-674-3124. If you wish to dispute a notice, you must submit a written appeal via within 15 days of the date of this notice. The appeal shall state the reasons why this notice is incorrect. A hearing on the appeal shall be conducted pursuant to Lake Elsinore Municipal Code Section 8.18.040.