​WEEDS​, LAWNS AND OVERGROWN VEGETATION



It is unlawful for any person who is an owner, lessee or occupant, or any agent, servant or representative or employee of such owner, lessee or occupant, having control of any occupied or unoccupied lot or any parcel of land in the city, including, without limitation, public and utility easements and drainage way within such property, to:

1. allow, permit or maintain weeds on such property, on alleys abutting the property to the middle of the alley, or on or along the sidewalk, street or parking areas abutting the property, except that an owner, lessee or occupant shall not have an obligation to cut or remove weeds on an alley abutting the property if direct or reasonable access to such alley is not available from the property. 

2. allow, permit or maintain any grasses or other herbaceous plants over nine (9) inches in height unless the same are grown for the purpose of landscaping, slope stabilization, drainage control, or food production.

It is also unlawful for the owner, agent or occupant of any lot or parcel of land larger than one acre, to permit weeds to grow to a height in excess of nine (9) inches for that portion of such property located within a distance of thirty (30) feet from:

1.  Any dedicated street or public right of way; or

2.  Any lot or parcels of land one (1) acre or less in size.

See Chapter 8.04 of the Fountain Municipal Code for more information on weeds and refuse.