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Tall Grass and Weeds Require Maintenance

Thursday, May 30, 2013

With monsoon season approaching, now is the time to get prepared for weeds and tall grass. Before the rain hits, dry vegetation also creates a fire hazard putting your property in danger. It is the responsibility of the City of Prescott property owner or occupants to cut or remove grass and weeds in excess of twelve inches (12") high throughout the property. Code enforcement supervisor Kelly Sammeli says, "The goal of Ordinance 4370 (1-27-2004) is to reduce blight as well as insect and rodent infestation."

The following is the ordinance in full: Weeds, Bushes, Trees and Other Vegetation: All exterior property areas shall be kept free from dry vegetation, tumbleweeds, weeds, bushes and tall grass and trees which present a visual blight upon the area, which may harbor insect or rodent infestations, or which is or may likely become a fire hazard or otherwise threaten the health and safety or the economic welfare of adjacent property owners or occupants. It is the responsibility of the owner or occupant to cut or remove grass and weeds in excess of twelve inches (12") high throughout the property, unless the Community Development Director, in consultation with the Prescott Fire Chief or his designee, determines that it is not practical to do so on some or all of the property.

For further information, please contact the Code Enforcement Division at: (928) 777-1271.