mowingOWENSBORO, Ky. (5/2/14) — The City of Owensboro is asking for the public’s help keeping Owensboro beautiful and safe as the grass growing season is upon us.

We receive many calls starting this time of year about tall grass violations, which not only is an eyesore, but can also be a potential hazard to public health. As a friendly reminder, any person that owns property within the municipal boundaries shall maintain their property, including keeping grass trimmed at or below the measurement of ten inches.

If a violation occurs, the property owner may be issued a citation for weeds and/or grass nuisance, and will be additionally required to bring the property into code compliance. The code enforcement officer may, with the citation, serve the violator with notice that the city shall cause such violation to be corrected at the owner’s expense if the violation has not been corrected.

The citation schedule for tall grass is as follows:

Violation (Uncontested), Property Maintenance and Nuisances, Non-Structural Violations

  • First offense $75.00.

  • Second offense $150.00.

  • Third offense $300.00.

Please help keep Owensboro beautiful this summer by keeping your property maintained.

For more information about the penalty schedule for tall grass and other structural violations, please visit Chapter 5 of the Owensboro Municipal Code at www.owensboro.org under Section 5-163.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Abby Shelton

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4044

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3401

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3244

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2777

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2691

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15212

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8389

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 02, 2015 1001

Frymire’s Life Accomplishments, Dedication to MCC…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 01, 2015 770

Above and Beyond: Leighann Stroud

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 503

Don't Bet on Supreme Court Overturning Marriage…

by Richard Nelson
May 02, 2015 474

Homegrown by Heroes Receives Donation from…

by Ted Sloan
May 02, 2015 436

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 433

New Mather Metals to Expand in Franklin

by Office of the Governor
May 02, 2015 406

Hooked on Science - 'Kentucky Derby Balloon Race'

by Jason Lindsey
May 02, 2015 369

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 329

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News