With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, we begin to see the sprouts of weeds and other vegetation. As the City has an interest in protecting property values and providing a safe environment, we adopted a weed ordinance to control the growth of both weeds and tall grasses. In addition to protecting property values, this weed ordinance helps minimize fire danger and other nuisance problems, such as rodents, associated with tall grasses. Here are some quick FAQs you should know:
How high is too high for weeds and tall grasses?Your weeds and tall grasses may grow up to six (6) inches in height before you violate the law.
What type of weeds and tall grasses does the City not require to be cut?We do not require that large stands of sage brush be cut - these plants provide stability to the soil, and in most cases, the plants existed before the homes in the neighborhood were constructed. We also allow farmers growing crops such as hay or alfalfa to reach maturity, with the requirement that the irrigation canals be maintained.