Inspection Department Looking Out For ‘High Grass’ Violations

lakewood inspection departmentEugene Canfield of Lakewood’s Inspection Department tells TLS they are well into the grass growing season and with that brings the multitude of complaints to their office of neighbors not cutting their lawns. “I’d like to get a reminder out to your readership in the way of public information as to our enforcement policies on high grass violations”, Canfield says.

Letting your grass grow over 6 inches is in violation of the code, he says.

He added, that there will be only one warning issued for the season, which will be followed by a summons.

Gene also included some grass care tips which you can view by clicking here. TLS.

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  1. while I agree that grass should be mowed to areasonable length, there are much more searious thing the inspection dept should be taking care of ,plenty of placess in my own neighborhood that need much more attention than just the grass

  2. Is the 6 inch rule for grass only or for weeds as well? Many here seem to love pretty yellow dandeloins. They are weeds and grow to over 6 inches and turn white with a new batch of weed seeds in no time especially after rain. Uproot the dandeloin patches when you first spot them or they’ll wreck your lawn!

  3. Picked a good week to send out warnings with rain all week. Cut that wet grass. If everyone gets a one time warning this week next week IF the weather still calling for rain the township is going to make alot of revenue.

  4. How about over crowded rentals? how about dilapidated dwellings? how about parking on the grass/front lawns??–

    Lets do some REAL work to improve the image of this town!!

  5. As long as don’t decree that we must also water,. fertilize and use weed killers, I’ll try to comply, but, since I do my own yard work and I have other things that may be a priority I may neglect my “lawn” sometimes. If it gets too hot outside then I won’t mow either. I can’t afford a lawn service and I can’t afford the high taxes either.

  6. What abt township owned property. R they exempt from this law? I live next to a township owned property & the grass gets cut maybe 2x a season (if we’re lucky). Let start with their own grass & then come after us.

  7. The grass in the “park” at 10th Street and Lexington Avenue is certainly
    in violation of the code. Will the township receive a summons??

  8. I’ll be putting up a No Tress passing sign in my yard and Beware of Dog. It is illegal to enter someone’s property with a No Tress passing sign posted.

  9. this is almost a joke , look arround at some homes in this town grass is the least issue to deal with house in my neighborhood has 4 satellite dishes on the roof ~ Hmmmm ~ how many families in that single family home ??

  10. And the Twp owned property on Caranetta Drive near Central Ave. Always overgrown, sidewalk filthy and a total eyesore to the neighborhood. All in honor of the Veteran that’s buried there…

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