Get the lawn mower moving!
Avoid fines and fees in Iowa City
News release from the City of Iowa City, May 17th, 2018.
It’s time to get the mower going! Homeowners and renters are reminded to cut grass and weeds before they exceed 10 inches. The public right-of-way next to homes should also be maintained and plants should be trimmed so they do not obstruct sidewalks.
Renters should check their leases to see if yard work has been transferred to them.
People who do not properly maintain these areas face fines.
If the City receives a grass complaint, an inspector will check the property and, if warranted, will send a letter to the property owner explaining that they have one week to mow. If the grass is not cut by the eighth day, an outside contractor will be hired to mow. Fees are upwards of $100.
Residents who wish to report a problem property can contact the City of Iowa City:
- Download the free ICGovXpress mobile app by searching GoRequest where you get your apps
- Visit www.icgov.org/ICgovXpress, and submit a complaint through a web browser
- Call the complaint hotline at 319-356-5152
Complaints must be specific and include an address for staff to respond. Residents can view a digital map of properties that are being inspected by staff due to public complaints.
For more information, visit www.icgov.org/propertymanagement.