Tall Weeds, Grass and Overhanging Trees

As stated in the ordinance, citizens are required to mow their lawn on a regular basis. Grass and weeds cannot exceed a height of 6 inches on residential or commercial property and 12 inches on a vacant lot. Property owners are also required to maintain the area between their property line and the street.

The City encourages residents and businesses to use xeriscape gardening practices. For ideas and information on water-wise practices, see our Xeriscaping page, or visit the Kendrick Lakes Park Xeriscape Gardens.

 

Overhanging Trees and Bushes

Street signs, sidewalks and streets must be kept free of obstructions such as trees and bushes.
To report a concern, call the Forestry Department at 720-963-5240.

Invasive Weed Management

Noxious weeds and their removal is discussed in the Invasive Weed Management article.

 

The two plants listed below have been found in the city.

 

To report a noxious weed sighting, call 303-987-7566.

Myrtle Spurge

 Myrtle Spurge

This fairly common plant was historically sold at nurseries as groundcover; however, due to its invasive nature, it is now identified by the state of Colorado as a noxious weed. Myrtle Spurge is required to be eradicated from all properties, both public and private.

Purple Loosestrife

 Purple Loosestrife

This plant, which was also sold in nurseries as a decorative shrub, is now listed by the state of Colorado as a noxious weed. It is commonly seen in wetlands, where it chokes out native vegetation and clogs waterways.

Contact Information:

Code Enforcement
480 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7566 | Email: codeenforcement@lakewoodco.org

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