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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Reminder from CDI about Grass Ordinance

NOTICE TO ST. CLAIR SHORES PROPERTY OWNERS 

ST. CLAIR SHORES CITY ORDINANCE 

20.260 OVERGROWN GRASS, BRUSH, WEEDS PROHIBITED 


Any property overgrown with weeds, grass, or brush must be cut and maintained at a level of eight inches or less. Shrubs, plants and trees shall not obstruct any traffic sign or public way. Trees shall be trimmed to maintain eight feet of clearance above the sidewalk.

Grass, weeds, noxious weeds, or brush in excess of 8” will be cut by the City as many times as necessary. Costs incurred by the City plus $100 administrative fee per cutting shall be billed to the owner of the property. Unpaid charges will be added to the tax rolls for such property.



20.261 OVERGROWN OR DANGEROUS SHRUBS, PLANTS 

AND TREES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY PROHIBITED. 

The property owner, his agent or tenant shall remove from any tree, shrub or plant growing on his property all diseased, dangerous, decayed, unsightly or broken limbs, branches or vines which may hinder the safety of persons using abutting public property. Additionally, the property owner, his agent or tenant shall remove any shrub or tree on his property which is dying or dead and endangering the safety and welfare of the users of neighboring property.

If the City determines that the current condition of a tree poses an imminent and significant threat to the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the public, then the City shall have the authority to enter upon the premises or hire a contractor to enter upon such premises to remove or cut down same. The costs incurred by the City in maintenance, removal or trimming of shrubs, plants and trees plus an administrative fee of one hundred ($100) dollars per such activity shall be billed to the owner of the property.

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