City of Odessa reminding residents to keep grass, weeds cut

City of Odessa reminding residents to keep grass, weeds cut
Home with overgrown weeds (Source: KWES)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The City of Odessa is telling everyone to cut their grass because they say it's not just dangerous, it's illegal.

The city says tall weeds and grass are not just a fire hazard, they're also the ideal place for mosquitos to multiply.

Also, if it looks like a house is neglected, a trespasser could take that as a welcome.

Home and business owners are responsible for keeping weeds and other vegetation cut down, including all areas between the front curb to the back property line.

If your grass reaches up over a foot tall, you could be looking at a $500 fine.

Copyright 2016 KWES. All rights reserved.