Weeds and Grasses Chapter 52.05

52.05 NUISANCES. Except as provided elsewhere in this chapter, the following provisions shall apply:


1. Each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land shall cut or otherwise destroy, in whatever manner prescribed by the Weed Official, all noxious weeds thereon and shall keep said land free of such growth.


2. Each owner and each person in possession or control of any property shall be responsible to keep said lot, along with parking adjacent thereto, alleys, public ways or areas up to the centerline of said ways free of any noxious weeds and to keep grasses and weeds on said lot mowed so that grass and weeds are less than eight (8) inches in height. However, grass and weeds located on undeveloped and unplatted property located more than 100 feet from developed or platted property shall be mowed so that grass and weeds are less than twelve (12) inches in height.


3. Each owner and each person in the possession or control of any land shall not allow any plant growth or any sort to remain in such a manner as to render the streets, alleys or public ways adjoining said land unsafe for public travel or in any manner so as to impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic upon any public place or way.


4. Where waterways or watercourses are found upon any developed or undeveloped lot, the owner of person in possession or control shall keep the flat or level part of the bank of said waterway free of any weeds and grasses more than twelve (12) inches in height. Should such waterways or watercourses be found within the right-of-way of a street or alley, the adjacent property owner of person in possession or control shall be responsible to keep the flat or accessible portion of creek bank free of any weeds or grasses more than twelve (12) inches in height.


5. No owner or person in possession or control of any developed or undeveloped lot shall allow plant growth or the accumulation of plant materials on such lot to remain in such a state so as to constitute a fire hazard. In no instance shall cut plant material accumulations be located within 150 feet of a building, structure, recreation area (not including the width of any intervening street) or within 125 feet of a street right-of way.