Mowing

Nuisance Abatement

To contact Code Enforcement call 515-223-6220 Ext 5085.

The first step in nuisance abatement begins with an on-site inspection of reported violations followed by determining the legal ownership of the property involved.  In some cases photographs are taken by the inspector to verify violations.  A letter of notification with a request to mow is then prepared and mailed to the property owner.

Lots
Owners are notified by certified mail and given 7 days from the day the notice is mailed to comply.

Right of ways
Owners are notified by regular mail and given 7 days from the day the notice is mailed to comply.

After the allotted time for compliance has expired, properties are once again inspected for violations.  Properties found not to be in compliance are noted and scheduled for mowing.  Owners whose properties are cut by City crews are billed for actual time spent correcting the violation.  Click here for fee schedule.

The enforcement procedures allow for due process for the property owner, with time allowed for notification, appeal and remediation. 

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