To help enhance the appearance of our City and maintain property values, the City is asking residents to please adhere to City of Laurel Ordinance No. 1845:
· It shall be the duty of every person as owner, occupant, lessee or agent in charge of land lying within the city to keep all weeds and grass cut to a height of not over eight (8) inches weeds.
· All hedges composed of Hawthorne, Buckthorn, Osage orange, or other shrubs or trees planted along the line of any street in the city shall be trimmed, so that the branches thereof shall not extend to or over the inside portion of the sidewalk on any street.
· It shall be the duty of every person as owner, occupant, lessee or agent in charge of land lying within the city not to allow litter to be deposited or to accumulate, either temporarily or permanently, on such land. This section shall not apply to those persons who store litter in private receptacles for collection or under controlled conditions for industrial processing, such as recycling.
To report tall weeds and grass on private property that need to be trimmed or removed, call the Permits and Code Enforcement Division at 301-725-5300, extension 2238.
Another issue is excessive trash. If you litter along Laurel's roadways and streams, it spoils beautiful areas of our city, it lowers property values and it will cost a lot to clean up the mess!
If you see any illegal dumping, littering or accumulations of trash and debris, report it to Permits and Code Enforcement or to Public Works at 301-725-0088.
Failure to keep property litter and weed free is a violation of City law and subject to a penalty. For additional information visit our website at cityoflaurel.org.
Thank you for helping to keep the City of Laurel beautiful!