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The old website, which served us well for many years, has been retired to make way for this fresh approach to the City’s internet presence.

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Weed Abatement Season is Here! What Does That Mean For You?

Post Date:04/12/2019 2:05 pm
The Santa Clara County Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management and the City of Cupertino are working together to prevent fire hazards posed by vegetative growth and the accumulation of combustible materials.

Property owners are required to keep their property free of fire hazards—such as weeds— throughout the year. However, the Minimum Fire Safety Standards (MFSS) are required to be met each year by the April 30 deadline and then maintained through the fire season. Vegetation must not exceed six inches in height any time after the compliance deadline. 

The Weed Abatement Program is entirely funded from fees charged to residents if:
1. The County contractor must perform weed abatement work on the property, or
2. If the property is not in compliance with MFSS when it is first inspected by the County in the spring. Properties that fail the initial inspection will be charged an inspection fee, even if the resident completes the weed abatement. Properties that meet and maintain the MFSS will not be charged. 

County staff annually inspect parcels at the beginning of the fire season, which is typically in March or April. If the property is not in compliance, the property owner will pay a fee equal to the contractor’s charges plus a County administrative fee. All fees will be included in your property tax bill.

For more information on the Santa Clara County Weed Abatement Program, visit www.sccgov.org/sites/wap/Pages/wap.aspx.
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