Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Community Development Executive Assistant
What felt like an endless winter, has finally come to an end! Warmer temperatures have set in, and the grass is green and growing in our beautiful city! May 1st marked the beginning of the Auburn Hills’ Weed Abatement Program…just in case the grass grows a little too long.
Between May 1st and October 15th, Ordinance 78-28 specifies that grass on residential properties cannot exceed 8” in height. Violation of that rule will result in the placement of a green sticker on the front door of the home to notify the occupants that the grass must be cut within 72-hours.
In the case of vacant lots, a notice is mailed giving property owners ten days to comply. These notices are only issued once a year at a particular location. If the grass is not cut, the location is added to a list and cut by a city contractor (at the property owner’s expense).
Code Enforcement Officers observe most of the violations, but anyone is welcome to report grass over 8″ tall by calling the Community Development Department at (248) 364-6934. A big thanks to all of the Auburn Hills’ residents and businesses that continue to keep our City green – not overgrown.