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Tall Grass & Weeds
MGO 27.05(2)(f) requires lawns be kept to less than eight inches in height. The exception is properties with an approved Natural Lawn application.
When we see a tall grass violation, we mail an Official Notice to the property owner. The Official Notice will give a due date by which the owner must cut the grass. Due dates are generally ten days from the inspection date. After the due date, the inspector will reinspect the property.
If the owner cut the grass, we close the case. If the tall grass is not cut by the due date, we will issue a ticket. The ticket for the first offense during a season is $187. Tickets for future offenses during the same season are $313.