Run Statistics - Snow, Grass, Weeds, Outside Storage Ordinances



City Code Chapter 4 Article II  states:  The delegated agent of the city, shall cause the removal or other prescribed action of any weeds located on public property; or on private property of:

  •   Any tall weeds or grass growing upon any lot or parcel of land in the city to a height greater than nine (9) inches.

  •   Noxious weeds enumerated by MN Statutes, Sections 18.75 – 18.91 (MN Noxious Weed Law), as it may be amended from time to time by the Noxious Weed Advisory Committee.

  •   Any other uncultivated or uncontrolled weed growth, which have gone or are about to go to seed, such as secondary weeds   enumerated by MN Statutes, Sections 18.75 – 18.91 (MN Noxious Weed Law), as it may be amended from time to time by the Noxious Weed Advisory Committee.

  •   Such other vegetation as the City Council shall, from time to time, designate by resolution.

  •   Chapter 5A, Article II of City Code states: All trees, or other vegetation (scrub growth), which spring up in crevices by foundations and along walls and fences, must be promptly removed to avoid   structural damage.

 If the violation is not corrected by the re-inspection date, the City will abate the violation and the property owner will be billed for the cost of the abatement plus administrative fees.  All fees not paid will be assessed back to the property to be paidwith the property taxes.


Keeping our sidewalks free of ice and snow is the neighborly thing to do…

Together, we are all responsible for keeping Columbia Heights safe and comfortable for winter walking. For yourself, your neighbors, police, fire and ambulance services, as well as people pushing strollers or using wheelchairs, please do your part.

… and it’s the law!

Columbia Heights Ordinance (Section 8.203) requires that property owners remove all snow and ice from public sidewalks 24 hours after the snow or other precipitation has ceased to fall. Failure to shovel your sidewalk will result in a city contractor expense to you, the property owner, for shoveling it. Questions or concerns please contact the Columbia Heights


Together, we are all responsible for keeping Columbia Heights clean and safe for yourself and your neighbors, please do your part.

... and it’s the law!

  Columbia Heights Ordinance (Section 5A.202) states that property owners cannot store Outside  
  Storage on their properties.  Failure to abide by City Code will result in a city contractor expense to you, 
  the property owner, for removing it

  Outside Storage Articles include, but are not limited to, equipment, construction materials, excess soil,   
  garbage, rubbish, yard waste, recyclables, hazardous waste, maintenance equipment, and any items 
  not designed for exterior use shall not be stored outside.

Run Statistics

9/21 to 10/2/19
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