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Posted on: May 4, 2023

City of Plainview Encourages Lawn Maintenance to Prevent Mosquitos, Other Pests from Property

Tall Weeds = Pesky Mosquitos, Snakes, Rodents

Keeping curb areas, alleys, and lawns free of tall grass and weeds can prevent mosquitoes, snakes and rodents from invading property. This is particularly important with mosquitoes, as they are known to seek shelter in tall grass during the heat of the day.

As a reminder, homeowners, businesses, and landlords are responsible for maintaining grass and weeds on their property, including areas from back-of-curb to the middle of the alley. Weeds can sprout quickly so we encourage citizens to be cognizance of areas prone to growth.

If you live or own property in the City of Plainview, keeping these areas mowed is required by City Ordinance. If reported and documented that grass and weeds on your property are not being properly maintained, property owners will receive a one-time certified notice and have 10 days to correct the violation. If an owner doesn’t comply, the City could issue a work order for city staff to mow the property, which can be costly. The estimated average bill for a residential lot is $250. 

If you have any questions or as a property owner you receive a notice and have questions, contact Code Enforcement at 806.296.1100.