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The city will begin enforcing violations of its tall grass ordinance beginning June 1. Overgrown grass is not only an eyesore, but can provide a home for outdoor rodents like rats, which can cause health problems on not only the property in question, but the entire neighborhood.
Residents must maintenance their lawn to avoid these problems. In most cases, residents with grass 8 inches or taller will first be given a warning notice and time to correct the problem. If the grass is not cut within the designated time on the notice, a ticket will be issued and the City’s contractor will cut the grass. The property owner will be responsible for the fees and associated penalties.
The city reserves the right to take IMMEDIATE action on severe cases of neglect representing a hazard to health and safety.
Those unable to tend to their own lawns should make other arrangements including the option of hiring a landscaping company to perform the service for them. All properties in Taylor are subject to enforcement.
To report property maintenance issues in your neighborhood, use the City of Taylor’s free app, iCare Taylor, or call City Hall at (734) 287-6550.
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