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All vegetation, including grass/brush or weeds, may not exceed 12 inches in height.

18.8-302.4. Weeds.  All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or dead plant growth in excess of twelve (12) inches.  All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.

18.8-302.4.2. Continued.  It shall be unlawful for any owner or resident having charge of a property to permit the growth of ornamental grasses in any area other than A-1 or R-CE zoning districts.

Exception: Ornamental grasses may be cultivated in small plots as part of an overall ornamental landscaping plan in other than A-1 or R-CE zoning districts, but in no case shall they be used as a ground cover over a substantial portion of a property.

18.8-302.4.3. Removal.  Removal of noxious weeds shall be done in such a manner that will minimize the reproduction of the noxious weeds. Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with Section 18.8-106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction.  Upon failure to comply with the notice of violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the costs of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property.

(Ord. No. 4334, ยง 12, 04-16-2012)

For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Division, 720-898-7465.

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