Tall Grass can Lead to a Hefty Fine


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) –  Rain and sunshine offers lots of help for greener grass. But that also means a chance for over-grown lawns. Take a look at this. Some yards looking more like a jungle. This is a house on Third Avenue in Terre Haute. Terre Haute code enforcement says overgrown lawns can be a health hazard. Lots of things are attracted to thick grassy areas, poison oak, mosquitoes, and more. Tall grass is against city code, and local enforcement will remind home-owners about the rules.

“We’ll send out a continuous abatement notice. You get one of these, either certified mail or taped to your front door one time. After you get one of these, you might want to stay up on your grass, because at that time, if it’s not cut within a ten-day period, or if it gets tall again, the city can come onto the property and mow the grass.”
That’s not complimentary lawn care. Code enforcement sends out hefty bills for cutting grass. If it continues, they can even place a lien on your property. Grass season is May 1st through October 31st.


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