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Be The Kind Of Neighbor You Want To Have

Its that time of the year when code enforcement officers start receiving a lot of calls about homes and vacant lots with weeds and debris on them. Part of being a good a neighbor is taking care of your property which includes removing weeds, debris, improper accumulation and trimming bushes and trees that infringe upon walkways and right-aways, even others property. The City Ordinances regulating these issues can be found on the Citys website. But for a quick reference, we will share a few of the most common complaints and violations with you here.

Nuisances Defined and Declared: Title 5 Chapter 3

10. Noxious Weeds: Noxious weeds located on vacant lots or other property, along public sidewalks or the outer edge of any public street, or weeds in any other location which constitutes a fire and/or health hazard.

13. Improper Accumulations: An unreasonable accumulation of soil, litter, debris, plant trimmings, trash, used or damaged lumber; junk; salvage materials; abandoned, discarded or unused furniture; stoves, sinks, toilets, cabinets or other fixtures or equipment visible from the street or an adjoining property, including conditions which cause an unreasonable and prolonged odor that affects the health, safety and comfort of adjoining properties. However, nothing herein shall preclude the placement of stacked firewood for personal non-commercial use on the premises.

16. Vegetation: Dead, decayed, diseased or hazardous trees, weeds, hedges and overgrown or uncultivated vegetation which is in a hazardous condition, is an obstruction to pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or which is likely to harbor rats, vermin or other pests.

Be the good neighbor who takes responsibility for their property and enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community. If you have any concerns, questions or complaints contact at 435-986-1515. Thanks for all you do for our community. Have a great Summer.

-Your Washington City Police Department

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