Property Maintenance Code Includes Grass and Weeds

The City's Code Officials inspect both residential and commercial properties that are deemed to be a public nuisance and/or endanger the public health. If the residence or business is occupied, the resident or business owner is given a written notice that the noxious vegetation (grass and weeds) must be cut or removed within seven (7) days. If the resident or business owner fails to comply with the notice during the seven (7) day period then the Department of Public Service arranges for the vegetation to be trimmed or pruned at the expense of the resident or business owner.
If, after inspection, the residence or business is determined to be vacant or abandoned the Department of Public Service immediately arranges for the vegetation to be trimmed or pruned at the expense of the owner of the lot or parcel of land.
Only one notice of violation per calendar year is required to be served by the City's Code Official for a lot or parcel. If, after one notice of violation has been served, the Code Official determines that one or more subsequent violations has occurred on that lot or parcel during the calendar year, service of an additional notice of violation shall not be required and the City may proceed to immediately abate such violations as set forth in Section 106.