Vegetation / Weed Abatement Hazard Reduction

Welcome to the County of Orange, California Weed Abatement Program. Our goal is to enhance, inform, and educate the public on the requirements and civic responsibility of vegetation abatement. Our service is limited to the unincorporated area of Orange County.

On our site, you will find most of the helpful documents we routinely hand out to the public. These documents include our annual weed abatement notice, that goes out to specifically designated owners of properties that have a recurring vegetation problem, notices of violation, a list of contractors, information on proper disposal of vegetative growth, and photos and information about noxious and invasive weeds which are of common occurrence on the hillsides, vacant lots, and non-maintained properties of Orange County.

By encouraging residents, businesses, and other property owners of Orange County to take responsibility for the removal of hazardous vegetation, as well as the consistent use and maintenance of fuel and fire breaks in designated areas, we hope to keep the public safe from the ravages of wildfires such as the Paseo Grande Fire of 1967, the Indian Trail Fire of 1980, the Laguna Firestorm of 1993, the Lemon Heights Fire of 1996, and most recently, the Santiago Fire of 2007. By closely examining how and why these devastating fires occurred in the first place, we can be better prepared to avoid the loss of life and property that might otherwise occur.

In addition to the information contained on this website, we have included links to other sites that promote fire safety both in the home and in the landscape. We hope you find the information helpful.

home before

Before the weeds were removed

home after

After the weeds were removed

Contact Us:

County of Orange
Weed and Vegetation Abatement Program
222 East Bristol Lane Orange, CA 92865
(714) 955-0111
(714) 921-2713 Fax
Office Hours Mon. - Fri.   8:00am to 12:00pm / 1:00pm to 5:00pm