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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Notice to Property Owners: Overgrown grass WILL be cut


After keeping up with winter snow, it may be easy to forget to keep an eye on your rapidly growing grass. Spring rains have made St. Clair Shores greener but that also means property owners should shift their focus on maintaining their lawns. 

The city ordinance on overgrown lawns is clear: any property overgrown with weeds, grass, or brush must be cut and maintained at a level of eight inches or less. Anything in excess of eight inches will be cut by the city as many times as necessary, with the bill going towards the property owner. 

Don't forget about tree trimming. Shrubs, plants and trees need to be clear of traffic signs or public walkways. Trees need to be trimmed to maintain eight feet of clearance above the sidewalk.

Property owners can reference the city ordinance Sec. 28-30, 28-31 for more details on maintaining their property.

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