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  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


  ( Heading of Part 5 amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 154. )

CHAPTER 3. Notice to Destroy Weeds [14890 - 14902]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

ARTICLE 5. Proceedings After Hearing on Notice [14900 - 14902]
  ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )


After final action is taken by the board on the disposition of any protests or objections or in case no protests or objections are received, the board shall order the officer, board or commission causing the notices to be posted to abate the nuisance, or to cause it to be abated by having the weeds removed.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


If the nuisance is seasonal and recurrent, the board of supervisors shall so declare. Thereafter, such seasonal and recurring weeds shall be abated every year without the necessity of any further hearing.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1018.)


In the case of weeds which have previously been declared to constitute a seasonal and recurring nuisance, it is sufficient to mail a post card notice to the owners of the property as they and their addresses appear upon the current assessment roll.

The notice shall refer to and describe the property and shall state that noxious or dangerous weeds of a seasonal and recurrent nature are growing on or in front of the property, and that the same constitute a public nuisance which must be abated by the removal of said noxious or dangerous weeds, and that otherwise they will be removed and the nuisance will be abated by the county authorities, in which case the cost of such removal shall be assessed upon the lot and lands from which or in front of which such weeds are removed and that such cost will constitute a lien upon such lots or lands until paid.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 1018.)


The officer, board or commission, and his or its assistants, deputies, employees, or contracting agents, or other representatives may enter upon private property for the purpose of removing the weeds.

(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60.)


Before the arrival of the officer, board, or commission, or their representatives, any property owner may remove weeds at his or her own expense. Nevertheless, in any case in which an order to abate is issued, the board by resolution or motion may further order that a special assessment and lien be imposed pursuant to Section 14912. In that case the assessment and lien shall be limited to the costs incurred by the responsible agency in enforcing abatement upon the parcels, including investigation, boundary determination, measurement, clerical, and other related costs.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 352, Sec. 3.)

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