Neighborhood Resource Center
Code Enforcement Monthly Target
The Code Enforcement Division of the Unified Government in its continuing effort to reduce blight and enhance the appearance of our city is continuing its mission to educate the public about code violations. The purpose of this program is to encourage Voluntary compliance toward the abatement of structural and environmental problems.
The Target of the Month is:
OVERGROWN WEEDS AND VEGETATION
8-534; 8-535; and 8-536, It is unlawful for any property
owner, representative, tenant, or other person with control, occupancy, or
possession of real property to allow excessive growth of vegetation. Vegetation in violation would be that which
is in excess of eight (8) inches
in height or more than twelve (12) inches in length if matted down, or that which is defined as nuisance vegetation
(Thistle, Poison Ivy, etc.), on any lot or parcel of land within the city. This
includes any area between the property lines of said lot or parcel and the
centerline of any adjacent street or alley, including but not specifically
limited to sidewalks, streets, alleys, easements, rights-of-way, and all other
areas public or private.
Violation of these ordinances could result in prosecution with a fine ranging up to $2,500.00 and/or possibly six (6) months in jail.
The Code Enforcement Division can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at (913) 573-8600.