Long Grass and Weeds

Spring is here and with that brings new growth which includes your lawn!  Just a friendly reminder of the City of Bay City's regulations on grass and weed cutting:  

Section 110-27 states “It shall be the duty of each owner, possessor or occupier of land, and of every person having charge of any land within the city, to cut or remove and destroy all noxious weeds.  Noxious weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants, and vegetation other than trees or shrubs; provided, however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.  All noxious weeds shall be cut or removed and destroyed on or before May 1 of each year. Thereafter, all noxious weeds shall be cut or removed and destroyed before they reach a height of six inches (6") on lands adjacent to a residence or a height of eight inches (8") on vacant lands or commercial property and, in any case as necessary, to prevent all noxious weeds from going to seed or otherwise spreading or becoming a detriment to the public health.”

The grass program runs from May 1 through October 31st.  Failure to comply with this code will resultin the City undertaking the cutting and/or clean up, and presenting you as theowner with a bill for services.

If you have any questions or would like to register a complaint of long grass and/or weeds on a property, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (989) 894-8165 or (989) 894-8176.  You may also contact us by email at [email protected].