The first notices were mailed to property owners at the beginning of April. Inspections for compliance begin July 1; there is no pre-set schedule for the inspection of any particular parcel.
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If you received an Initial/Final Notice and you do not own the property listed, please contact the Menifee Code Enforcement Division at 951-723-1500. Any new owner information is appreciated. Property owner information is provided to the City by the Riverside County Assessor’s Office and notices are sent to the Owner of Record listed on the last county assessment roll. To change or verify property owner information, contact the Riverside County Assessor’s Office at 951-955-6200.
Although it may be a preferred method by some property owners, the use of a tractor is not the only method available to abate a parcel. Even when a tractor is used, it often cannot be used to abate the entire parcel (handwork is needed around the perimeter of the parcel in addition to the tractor work). If a parcel is too wet for a tractor to operate, it is still the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the parcel; perhaps a tractor is not the most appropriate tool to use. As an example, there are many parcels in the City that are too steep to allow the use of a tractor, but the property owners still have the responsibility to maintain their parcels, and most of them do maintain their parcels.
Property owners must maintain their property throughout the year. If a property is cut prior to the deadline, and the growth returns prior to an inspection, then the property can be found in violation. Property owners should inspect their properties on a regular basis to check for regrowth, or any new problems, such as dead trees, or items dumped on the property without permission.
Yes. In the City of Menifee, weed abatement is not always a one-time event. A second disc or mowing may be necessary; it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain abatement throughout the Fire Season (Typically from April through November).
The Riverside County Fire Department maintains a listing of contractors in the area who perform various types of abatement work. Although the Fire Department cannot specify or recommend any particular contractor, this list is made available to the public as a resource.
The City of Menifee has abatement requirements that are different from the previously enforced County standard.
Yes. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility as the property owner to maintain your property at all times. Notices issued during the annual Weed Abatement Program serve as courtesy notices. Per Riverside County Ordinance No. 695, “The failure of any person in possession or owner of the property to receive such notice shall not affect the validity of these proceedings.
If you are the property owner, then you are exclusively responsible for maintaining the condition of that property.
The City’s cost to clear a parcel will be extremely high compared to what the cost would be by hiring a private contractor. The price for City abatements are set by a contract agreement.
Vegetation on hillsides or steep slopes will normally require hand work. Use any cutting or trimming method which leaves the root structure intact.
No. Open burning for fire clearance is not allowed by the Air Quality Management District or this agency.