June 1 Deadline for Weed Abatement in Lakeport

The City of Lakeport’s Municipal Code requires dry vegetation creating fire hazard conditions to be abated by June 1.

The hazardous weed abatement regulations outlined in Section 8.28 of the Lakeport Municipal Code (LMC) defines dry vegetation creating fire hazard conditions as a nuisance.  The code outlines a procedure that allows the city to abate declared nuisance properties if the property owners do not self-abate such identified hazardous vegetation in a timely manner.

Dry vegetation is required to be abated at least once between May 1 and June 1 each year. The weed abatement standards are not a one-time observance. A property owner will likely need to remove dry vegetation on their property more than once during the year. 

The recent wildfires in Lake County have shown our community how imperative it is to prepare against wildfires and proper maintenance and abate hazardous weeds regularly during the high fire months, April through October.

For further guidance on how to maintain your defensible space, please contact the Lakeport Fire Protection District at (707) 263-4396 or review materials available from CalFire at Defensible Space - Ready for Wildfire.