Why did the City cut my grass or clean my yard and send me a bill?

Your property was in violation of City Code. According to City Code, grass and weeds must not exceed ten inches in height (Section 13-8) and owners and occupants have the responsibility to maintain a property free from litter and to store motor vehicle parts in an enclosed space (Section 13-37) on the property.

By City Ordinance Sec.13-3, the owner or person(s) in control of the property have five days from notification to correct these environmental violations that have been cited by a Code Enforcement Inspector. Should the violation(s) not be corrected within the five days, the City can have a contractor cut the weeds, remove the litter, or remove the motor vehicle parts and charge the owner or persons in control of the property for the cost.

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1. I am having safety concerns about the dead tree in a public right-of-way. Who do I call?
2. Is it really legal for a Code Enforcement Inspector to inspect my private property?
3. I think I have rats on my property. What do I do?
4. I would like to get involved in recycling. Are there any recycle programs that I can participate in?
5. My apartment has mice, roaches, or ants. Who is responsible for pest control?
6. My case has been referred to the Administrative Hearing Officer. Where do I go?
7. My neighbor's tree has branches that hang over my property. What can I do about it?
8. There is a wild animal wandering my neighborhood. What do I do?
9. What do I do with my old tires?
10. When does yard waste collection begin and end?
11. Where can I find the codes Code Enforcement is enforcing?
12. Who do I call if my home (or apartment) has mold?
13. Who is Code Enforcement?
14. Why can't I park my car anywhere I want to on my property?
15. Why did the City cut my grass or clean my yard and send me a bill?