Grass, Weeds, and Snow Regulations
From May 1 to November 1 of each year, property owners must cut or destroy all grass, weeds, vines, brush, or other growth before it exceeds 10 inches in height or within 200 feet of any developed area or urban street. In other areas, all weeds, vines, brush, or other growth must be cut or destroyed when it exceeds 2 feet. Natural areas, including, but not limited to, waterways or farmland, may exceed these height limitations. Property owners must also prevent any growth of grass, weeds, vines, brush, or other plant material which constitutes a health, safety, or fire hazard regardless of height. If a property owner fails to destroy grass, weeds, vines or brush in violation of this code, the City may hire a private contractor to do the work and charge the cost, in addition to an administrative fee, to the property owner. View the Public Notice and the relevant City Code: Title 4, Chapter 2
Snow and Ice
From November 1 to March 31 of each year, no owner, tenant, responsible party, or person in possession or control of property shall allow snow or ice accumulations to remain upon abutting sidewalks for more than 48 hours from the end of a winter weather event. If a property owner fails remove snow and ice in violation of this Code, the City may hire a private contractor to do the work and charge the cost, in addition to an administrative fee, to the property owner. View the relevant City Code: Title 7, Chapter 1.
For a full list of Winter Homeowner Responsibilities, click here.