Why did I receive a notice for my vacant, unimproved property?

The mission of the City of Lake Elsinore's Hazardous Vegetation and Rubbish Abatement Program is for the removal of combustible fuel such as weeds, brush, dead trees, debris, fill dirt and rubbish from all unimproved, vacant parcels within the city limits.

Recently, your vacant, unimproved property was inspected for hazardous vegetation and/or rubbish and was identified as a property that contains vegetation and/or rubbish that can create health, fire and/or safety issues within the City.

This notice is an annual courtesy reminder, sent to property owners of vacant parcels within the City, urging them to clear any vegetation and/or rubbish on your property within 30 days of the date of the notice. Please see the attached Hazardous Vegetation and Rubbish Abatement Standards for additional information.

After 30 days, the City will be conducting follow-up inspections on all vacant properties. Properties not in compliance with Chapter 8.18 of the Lake Elsinore Municipal Code (LEMC) will be issued an official Notice of Violation and a fee may be imposed for non-compliance.

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1. Why did I receive a notice for my vacant, unimproved property?
2. I already cleared my property. Why am I still receiving this notice?
3. There is debris and garbage on my property, and I didn't put it there ' why am I responsible?
4. I no longer own the property, why was I sent this notice?
5. Where can I find a weed abatement contractor?
6. Do I have the right to an appeal hearing?
7. What will happen if I do nothing to the property and don't request an appeal hearing?
8. How do I know if a plant species is native?
9. My neighbor has combustible vegetation within 100' of my house. Can I clear their property?
10. What roads are subject to the 10' clearance of combustible native habitat requirements on either side?
11. What does it mean to maintain horizontal clearance of vegetation alongside a roadway?
12. What roads are subject to the 13' 6" vertical clearance requirements and what is included in this requirement?
13. How do I cut vegetation on hillsides when it exists to prevent erosion?
14. Can I burn vegetation?
15. Can I pile cut vegetation on site?
16. What does it mean to remove limbs within 8' of the ground?
17. What if my trees are not over 8' tall do I have to trim them?