The Building and Neighborhood Services Division (BNS) is responsible for inspecting buildings and properties to ensure compliance with the following:
Environmental standards within the community
BNS is also responsible for administering the City's mandatory rental inspection program, responding to complaints, and assisting residents experiencing issues.
Maintenance of Tall Grass and Weeds
Grass and weeds over eight inches in height are a nuisance and must be removed by City Code. This does not apply to land zoned as Forestry or Agriculture as long as a 20-foot perimeter adjacent to any right-of-way is mowed and maintained. Owners and tenants are required to keep adjoining public right-of-way cut.
Two ordinance violations during the same growing season will result in a citation issued to all owners and occupants of the property. Each subsequent posting will result in a citation during the balance of the growing season.
If the tall grass and weeds have not been mowed within seven days of the posting, the City's mowing contractor will mow the property at the owner's expense.
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