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Weedy Violation Warning Given

DALLAS -- The City of Dallas will cite high grass and obnoxious vegetation ordinance violations after May 1.

DALLAS -- The City of Dallas will cite high grass and obnoxious vegetation ordinance violations after May 1.

The spring rains and sunshine have brought a lot of growth to plants and gardens; however, they have also fostered growth of undesirable plants.

The city reminds residents of City Codes 5.450 through 5.460, "under which no owner or person in charge of property may allow obnoxious vegetation to be on his/her property or on the parking strip or sidewalk area abutting his/her property."

The codes say it is the duty of the owner or person controlling the property to cut down or destroy obnoxious vegetation. They are enforced throughout the growing season of May through early fall.

Obnoxious vegetation is defined by the city as "that which is a health hazard; a fire hazard; a traffic hazard which impairs the view of a public thoroughfare; weeds or grass more than 10 inches high; or weeds or grass going to seed.

For more ordinance enforcement or mowing information: Weed Abatement Hotline, Dallas City Hall, 503-831-3510.

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