Beginning April 1, the Riverside County Fire Hazard Reduction Program will turn to a new format to notify parcel owners of a violation and to order abatement of hazardous vegetation.

The newly designed “Notice of Violation” will come in the form of a 4-inch-by-6-inch postcard, designed to immediately grab the parcel owner’s attention. The new process is designed to save time, but contain the same information and deliver the “Notice to Abate” message more effectively.

In years past, property owners have received this info on a letter notice placed in an envelope sent via U.S. Postal Service.

Property owners receiving the notification must have their parcel(s) cleared within 30 days, per the notice’s requirements.

Each year, the HRP is responsible for inspecting unimproved parcels within Riverside County Fire Department’s unincorporated service area, to ensure proper clearance of flammable, hazardous vegetation.

For more information on the HRP or weed abatement, visit, or call 951-943-0640.