Weed/Vegetation Management


To report overgrown weeds, dead vegetation, trash or debris conditions within Escondido City, please download and use the Report It! smart phone app. (The Report It! smartphone application is available for both Apple and Android devices) If you use Report It!, the appropriate city staff is immediately notified with the exact location and photographs you submit. You can also call City Code Enforcement at 760 839-4650. 

Report It


To report a fire hazard, overgrown weeds, or dead vegetation outside the City of Escondido and within the Rincon del Diablo Fire Protection District, call the Escondido Fire Department at 760 839-6230 or complete our Vegetation Abatement Complaint Form online.

For your convenience, the Escondido Fire Department maintains a list of Weed/Vegetation Abatement Contractors.  This is a list of vendors who work in the area and have requested to be included as a potential contractors. This list is not an endorsement of the contractors.


Vegetation Management Information

Are you  ready?

The Escondido Fire Department's goal is to educate property owners in the City of Escondido and the Rincon Del Diablo Fire Protection District about the importance of vegetation management, vegetation hazard abatement and defensible space. It is important that all property owners understand the need to develop and maintain defensible space. If you have questions about abating weeds or maintaining defensible space on your own property, call the Escondido Fire Department at 760 839-6230.


To learn more about how you can safeguard your property, please review the Vegetation Management Information document below.

Property Review Checklist



CAL FIRE has an excellent mobile device application that provides information about READY (harden your home and create defensible space), SET (create a family action and evacuation plan), and GO (what to do when faced with a wildfire). The CAL FIRE app will also provide up-to-date information about wildfires regionally and you can choose to have alerts pushed directly to you based on your location. You can find the CAL FIRE app in the Apple App Store and Google Play or visit http://www.readyforwildfire.org/.