City needs your help with overgrown weeds

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 12:05pm

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department's Code Compliance Division will step up enforcement of weed violations over the next month.

Code inspectors will notify property owners or tenants of violations.

Violations not corrected within the designated period may result in a citation or clean-up fees if the City has to clean the property.

"Overgrown weeds and other vegetation are unsightly and have a health and safety impact on the community. Overgrown vegetation can harbor mosquitoes, rodents and other vectors that impact the public's health and safety," Elda Rodriguez-Hefner, Code Compliance Division Manager.

Environmental Services reminds the public to avoid code violations related to weeds by trimming overgrown vegetation in their yards, as well as, parkways and alleys abutting their properties.

Title 9 of the El Paso Municipal Code states that grass, weeds or uncultivated plants should not be allowed to become overgrown. Weeds must not be allowed to grow to 12 inches or taller or become a nuisance.

To learn more about codes related to overgrown vegetation review Title 9 of the El Paso Municipal Code at


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