The hearing is NOT mandatory. Property owners who wish to object may attend the hearing.
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Contact the inspector whose name and phone number are listed on the notice and inform him/her that the work has been completed. Make sure the work has been completed before the compliance date stated on the notice. It is best to follow up with the inspector to ensure the property passed inspection and the case has been closed. You will not receive a letter from the City stating your case has been closed.
There are several reasons why a bill may be sent. A re-inspection fee may be issued if the abatement is not completed by the compliance date. A warrant fee may be issued if a warrant was obtained AND posted on your property. An abatement fee would be issued if the City’s contractor had to do the abatement on your property. Any other fees assessed are contractor fees.
Notices are sent to property owner information obtained from the San Bernardino County Assessors office. Address changes must be made with the Assessors office and NOT City of Fontana. Notices are only posted on vacant lots. If you are experiencing issues with getting your mail, you may contact your local post office.
Any weeds observed on any part of the property visible from the street will justify sending a notice. This includes the rear yard, hillsides, side yards, front yard, curb and gutter, side frontage, planters, frontage areas and horse trails.
The City does not send notices notifying property owners of the case being closed. It will be up to the property owner to contact the inspector to obtain confirmation.