If you don't cut your grass, cities in F-M will do it for you at a premium
FARGO — Cities across the Fargo-Moorhead metro are asking residents to keep their lawns in check as summer kicks off.
Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead all require property owners to keep their grass at 8 inches or less and can charge for mowing if owners don't cut their grass when asked.
Fargo residents have seven days to mow after receiving a notice from the city. The city charges a fee ranging from $75 to $150 for a mowing depending on the size of the lawn, as well as a $25 administrative fee.
West Fargo property owners are in violation of that city's public nuisance ordinance when more than 30% of their yard has grass or weeds over 8 inches tall. The city does not specify the amount of time property owners have to comply with a warning and does not specify how much it charges for mowing in its ordinance.
Moorhead has a five-day compliance period for property owners to mow overgrown lawns after receiving a warning. The city's website does not list how much a mowing will cost but does say the city charges a $100 dollar administrative penalty if a property owner doesn't comply.