Weeds detract from the appearance of individual properties as well as the entire neighborhood. When left unattended, weeds can turn to seed and spread throughout the neighborhood creating problems for other properties. Additionally, weeds can create a fire hazard endangering the site and surrounding properties, and can provide cover or a food source for insects and rodents.
For these reasons, the Chino Municipal Code prohibits any excessive intrusion of weeds on private property, including within grass areas. Weeds higher than eight inches as measured from the ground are considered a nuisance, and may also be deemed a fire hazard. In the event that overgrown weeds are found to constitute a fire hazard, the Fire Department will perform an abatement of the subject property to remove the weeds, and will subsequently bill the property owner to recover its costs.