What You Should Know About Weeds

It is against the law to have grass or weeds over 12 inches high on your property. (This ordinance does not apply to trees or undisturbed woodlands.) After a ten-day period, the City can cut your grass/weeds and send you the bill. Please remember to maintain your lawns and fields.

Weed Definition

Definition: Weeds shall include any plant, grass, or other vegetation (Herbaceous or woody) over 12 inches in height, excluding trees, ornamental shrubbery, vegetable, and flower gardens purposefully planted and maintained by the property owner or occupant-free of weed hazard or nuisance, cultivated crops or undisturbed woodland and not otherwise in violation.

For more information, contact the Neighborhood Services Division at 434-455-3900.

Report High Weeds or Grass

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Call: 434-856-2489 (CITY) between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm to speak with a customer service representative.

The City of Lynchburg wants to make it easier for you to obtain the services you want and need. One way we do this is through the Citizens First Info Center, a one-stop citizen assistance office.

You can report neighborhood problems, get information about City services, register complaints, make inquiries, or even pay us a compliment. When you report a problem, we notify the appropriate department to provide assistance. Then we keep track of your request until you get the service you need.