High weeds and grass can become a fire hazard, as well as a breeding place for mosquitoes and rodents. Grass or weeds higher than 12 inches are not in compliance with the City of Waco's ordinances.
Owners of properties in violation of the grass and weeds ordinance will receive a notice allowing 7 days to bring the property into compliance. If the property is occupied and the problem is not resolved, the owner will be issued a ticket. Legal action could be taken in Municipal Court. If the property is vacant the City may send a contractor to mow the high grass and weeds, and issue a bill consisting of mowing fees and administrative service fees to the property owner.
In the interest of public health and safety, any property with high grass and weeds that has grown higher than 48"inches can be cleaned or mowed without prior notification to the owner. The City will send a bill for this service to the property owner.
A lien will be placed against the property for any bill not paid within 30 days.
If you need assistance with mowing and property clean-up, a list of mowing contractors is available to download.