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Fire permits may be obtained through Stanislaus County by calling 209-552-3700.
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Ceres has a very rigorous Weed Abatement program that starts in mid-March and usually runs until mid-September and a Community Blight Program that runs year round. If you notice high, dry weeds in your neighborhood, you can contact Ceres Code Enforcement to make a confidential claim at 209-538-5799. The same number can be contacted for Blight issues. If the condition persists, the Fire Department will intervene in the interest of public safety. This intervention would also likely involve other city agencies, including Code Enforcement and the Police Department if necessary. The person responsible would be asked to voluntarily clean up the area. Failure to correct the problem could result in a citation from the city.
No. City ordinance prohibits burning trash within the City limits. If you have questions about the ordinance, please contact the Fire Marshal at 209-538-5703.
The use of open flame in a public assembly requires a permit, candles included, and religious services are considered public assemblies. For a permit, please contact the Fire Marshal at 209-538-5703.
Report these violations to the Fire Marshal at 209-538-5703.