High Grass and Weeds

High grass before mowing

Not only are high grass and weeds unsightly, but they pose a fire hazard, block visibility for drivers, harbor rodents and snakes and contribute to pests like mosquitoes and chiggers.

City code requires property owners to keep grass and weeds in their yards and vacant lots under 12 inches.

If your grass is taller than 12 inches (as pictured above), you will receive a certified notice (once per year) and will have 10 days to mow it. If you don't, a city contractor will do the job for you, and it won't be cheap.

The average bill for a residential lot is $250, payable within 30 days. Failure to pay for mowing may result in a lien being placed against the property.

High grass after mowed

The property after mowing (now well within the code).