Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Beginning June 8, 2020 the Building Inspection plan review and zoning review counters will be open to the public by appointment only.

For information about scheduling an appointment and other Building Inspection services please see the Building Inspection Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

View all impacts to City service on the City's COVID-19 website.

Tall Grass & Weeds

With the exception of a prior application and approval of a "Natural Lawn", Madison General Ordinance 27.05(2)(f) requires all lawns shall be maintained to a height not to exceed eight (8) inches in length. When a violation for tall grass is observed, an Official Notice is mailed to the property owner.  The Official Notice will direct the property owner to cut and maintain the grass by a specific due date, usually ten days. When the due date arrives, the inspector will re-inspect the property to ensure compliance. If the tall grass is cut, the case is closed. If the tall grass is not cut by the due date, a ticket in the amount of $187.00 will be issued for the first offense during a season. All additional violations during the season will result in a ticket in the amount of $313.00

Want to learn more? Download the Exterior Property Enforcement Guide (PDF)


Interested in installing plants on your terrace?  Please see the Terrace Treatment Pollicy. (PDF)

Last Updated: 06/24/2019

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