Weeds & Grass

Ordinance of Compliance
Per the city ordinance, no property owner shall permit growth of noxious weeds, grass, or other vegetation to a height greater than 8 inches. This is effective from May 1 through October 31. Also, property owners shall not allow accumulation of dead noxious weeds, grass, or brush on their premises.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot will print a notice to property owners not in compliance in March of each year. If removal of weeds, grass, or other vegetation is not accomplished, the Director of Public Works shall arrange mowing or removal and the property owner will be invoiced.

The notice will read:

Notice to owners, agents, or occupants of property within the city limits of the City of Jackson, Michigan.
Please be advised that the Department of Public Works is scheduling several rounds of weed cutting during the growing season, beginning on or about May 1, 2016.

This is a reminder to property owners to keep grass, weed and other noxious vegetation cut below EIGHT (8) inches in height to avoid paying involuntary city maintenance fees.

Noxious Weeds
Noxious weeds include but is not limited to:
  • Canada thistle (circium arvense)
  • Dodders (any species of cuscuta)
  • Mustards (charlock, black mustard and Indian mustard, species of Brassica or Sinapis)
  • Wild carrot (daucus carota)
  • Bindweed (convolvulus arvensis)
  • Perennial sowthistle (sonchus arvensis)
  • Hoary alyssum (berteroa icana)
  • Ragweed (ambrosia elatior )
  • Poison ivy (rhus toxicodendron)
  • Poison sumac (toxicodendron vernix)