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Code inspectors looking for overgrown weeds
EL PASO, Texas - Code inspectors will be out in full force, looking for overgrown weeds and if they find them they'll be issuing citations.
The recent rainfall has weeds sprouting up throughout El Paso.
The law in El Paso 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.
"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 said. "We are asking for the public's assistance in minimizing these public nuisances by keeping their yards trim and by abiding by the municipal code and maintaining the vegetation in the parkways and alleys abutting their homes and businesses."
The city of El Paso helps control weeds in public rights of way, parks and public facilities by spraying them with herbicides. To learn more about codes related to overgrown vegetation, review Title 9 of the El Paso Municipal Code at www.elpasotexas.gov.
Code inspectors will notify property owners or tenants of violations. Violations not corrected within the designated period may result in a citation or cleanup fees if the city has to clean the property.