Can you make my neighbor cut their grass?

Every summer, the Township receives a number of calls about the height of grass in developed communities.  There are two sections of the Code that deal with tall vegetation.  One provision is in the Nuisance Ordinance. This regulation prohibits the growth of noxious and invasive vegetation above 12 inches. The other provision is in the Zoning Ordinance. This regulation applies to residential properties (mainly those that are three acres or less) and requires that lawn areas be controlled to a maximum height of 12 inches during the growing season (with a few exceptions). On the occasion that the Township determines that there is a violation, we must proceed through an established enforcement process. Therefore, it can take several weeks – even months – to resolve a violation of this nature. To report a complaint, email

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