All vacant land within the City of Marion is inspected by Community Safety Inspectors after the date specified in the letter by which we request all land be cleared.
If a parcel of vacant land is found to pose a risk of the outbreak or spread of fire, the owner of the land may be issued with a legal order under the Fire and Emergency Services Act requiring necessary steps to be taken to reduce the risk of fire.
If the necessary steps are not taken, then the City of Marion will take the required steps and the costs will be passed on to owner of the land.
An expiation notice for non compliance may also be issued.
The City of Marion has the authority under the Act mentioned above to take whatever steps necessary including the issue of legal orders and the recovery of any associated costs (legal or other) from the owner if the requirements of the Act are not met.