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High Grass and Weeds

Not only are high grass and weeds unsightly, but they pose a fire hazard, block visibility for drivers, harbor rodents and snakes and contribute to pests like mosquitoes and chiggers.

City code requires property owners to keep grass and weeds in their yards and vacant lots under 12 inches.

If your grass is taller than 12 inches, you will receive a certified notice (once per year) and will have 10 days to mow it. If you don’t, a city contractor will do the job for you and it won’t be cheap. The average bill for a residential lot is $250, payable within 30 days. Failure to pay for mowing may result in a lien being placed against the property.

Out of Compliance yard

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Compliant yard

After (now well within the code)

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Disputes and Pay Off Requests Can Now Be Emailed To:

Physical Address:
818 Missouri Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Brandon Bennett

Assistant Director:
Shannon Elder

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