Citizens are encouraged to take pride in their neighborhood keeping weeds and other overgrown vegetation cut down.
Overgrown vegetation creates a health and safety hazard. Tall weeds and grass are not only a fire hazard, but they are also ideal breeding grounds for mosquitos. Properties with unkempt landscaping bring negative attention to investors and visitors. Trespassers are attracted to properties with neglected appearances because they appear to be abandoned.
Home and business owners are responsible for keeping weeds and vegetation cut down and cleared off their property, which includes all areas between the front curb to the middle of the alley, or the back property line if there is no alley. Property owners could face up to $500 fines for vegetation more than twelve inches tall.
For more information regarding overgrown vegetation please contact Code Enforcement’s Education Administrator, Darlene Mays, 432-335-4820.
Qualifying homeowners may be eligible for lawn mowing assistance from the City. Qualified applicants must reside within the City limits and be at least 65 years old or disabled. Please contact Community Development for complete information, 432-335-4820.