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Noxious Weeds - Grass

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Dew on Grass ImageHelp keep your neighborhood looking beautiful by mowing your lawn regularly. Grass must be kept mowed below 7" for all residential, developed, subdivided and landscaped areas of the Township, including business districts. The 7" height requirement includes fence lines, garden edge lines and building perimeters. A well kept lawn adds beauty and curb appeal to your property and contributes to a clean and sanitary environment.

The Michigan State University Extension recommends keeping grass cut to about 3.5" to promote a healthy lawn. Please help preserve your neighborhood by maintaining a healthy lawn. You can also help by reporting vacant or neglected properties that are not being maintained. Call the Ordinance Department at (734) 485 - 4393 or use this form to report a violation.

Ypsilanti Township's Code of Ordinances may be viewed using Municode. Municode's website includes a search engine to easily find specific sections.

Noxious Weeds Ordinance

Beginning on Memorial Day each year, the Township will mow tall grass on private property and invoice the property owner for the cost of the work plus a $50 administrative fee. Once a property is mowed under enforcement, it remains on a watch list until someone else takes responsibility to maintain it.


Report Noxious Weeds - Grass/Neglected Properties: (734) 485 - 4393

Contact Ordinance Department: (734) 485 - 4393

Ordinance Department Office Hours & Location
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily.)

Tilden R. Stumbo Civic Center
7200 S. Huron River Dr.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm  •  Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily