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City Code of Ordinance finds that grasses which exceed 12 inches in length and noxious weeds on nonagricultural lots or parcels of land, within the City of Prescott adversely affect the public health and safety. Grass and noxious weeds tend to emit pollen, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in which debris can be hidden in the grass. They also adversely affect property values of other land within the City. For that reason, any grass which exceeds 12 inches in length or noxious weeds on a lot or other parcel of land is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
Mowing grass clippings onto a public street is also considered a public nuisance. Grass clippings and leaves also add an unwanted nutrient load to the rivers when they are washed down the storm water system and into the rivers.
Failure to follow these ordinances can result in citations and/or city completing the work. All costs associated with work will be billed back to the property owner.