Traffic Views and Right-of-Ways
Property owners must keep their landscaping maintained to ensure there is no obstruction of the view of traffic or of traffic signs and signals. Trees, hedges and bushes should be trimmed back to allow a clear view of oncoming traffic, stop signs and street lighting.
Sidewalks also must be kept clear of landscaping and other objects that may block the way of pedestrians. Frequent violations include trash cans left on the sidewalk and portable basketball hoops blocking pedestrian right-of-way. These items must be placed so they do not encroach or impede sidewalks or public right-of-way. Code prohibits blowing landscaping debris into public roadways.
The City cannot force any person owning, leasing or otherwise having control of the property to landscape their property. The City does not intervene in aesthetics or landscaping appearances. However, properties must be maintained and free of uncontrolled vegetation. Any person owning or occupying any building or property is required to remove all trash, weeds, refuse or accumulation of filth or debris from the property. Landscaping and irrigation systems must also be maintained.
Weeds and Grass
Weeds and grass on residential lots must not be more than six inches high or hang over the sidewalk or the public right-of-way. Property owners are responsible for any weed growth in the sidewalks and alley ways adjacent to your property.
To report a violation, complete a Service Request Form or contact Code Compliance Office at 623-882-7815. Due to difficulty in locating property owners, violations on vacant and foreclosed homes may take months or longer to resolve.