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Posted on: March 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City ordinance changed to limit grass height near buildings to 8 inches

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March 2, 2020 - Spring is just around the corner, and Hampton’s city ordinance has been changed to limit the growth of grass or weeds near residential or commercial buildings to a height of 8 inches. The previous limit was 10 inches. 

Residents are also responsible for cutting grass on the city right-of-way that is next to your property — the part right up to the street or the midway point of an adjacent alley. Aside from being unsightly, tall grass and weeds can be an attractive habitat for mice and rats, which can cause health issues. Here’s the wording for the revised ordinance:

“It shall be unlawful for the owner of any land, or any occupant or other person who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of any land, occupied or vacant including the area adjoining such property extending to the curb line or the paved portion of the roadway and or the center line of an abutting alley, to permit grass, weeds and other foreign growth on such property to exceed a height of eight (8) inches, within one hundred fifty (150) feet of any residential or commercial structure, or any structure designed for use in connection therewith.”

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