Weed AbatementTo report hazardous weed conditions within the City of Escondido or the Rincon del Diablo Fire Protection District, call the Escondido Fire Department Vegetation Abatement Officer at 760-839-6230 or complete our Vegetation Abatement Complaint Form.

To report trash or debris conditions within the inner City limits, please contact City Code Enforcement.

For your convenience, the Escondido Fire Department offers a list of Weed/Vegetation Abatement Contractors.  This list of contractors is compiled from contractors who have worked within the district and have requested to be included as a potential contractors.

If you notice overgrown weeds in the community, the easiest and most effective way to report the situation is to use Escondido City's "Report It!" smartphone application. Your report will go directly to our weed abatement officer for enforcement action. The application is available for both Apple and Android devices. Don't have a smartphone? You can also submit a report through "Report It!" on the web at https://www.escondido.org/report-it.aspx.

If you have questions about your abating weeds on your own property, call the Escondido Fire Department Weed Abatement Officer at 760-839-6230 or complete our  Vegetation Abatement Complaint Form.

The Escondido Fire Department is reaching out to educate property owners in the City of Escondido and the Rincon Del Diablo Fire Protection District about the importance of vegetation management and vegetation hazard abatement. It is important that all property owners understand the need to develop and maintain defensible space.

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/.