Tall Grass and Weeds

The State of Indiana gives the Township Trustee the duty of enforcing weed control to keep the township environment safe from noxious and detrimental weeds that can harm lawns and farmland. The township is required to oversee neglected residential lawns. If properties are not maintained according to state statue IC 15-16-8, they will be cut by the Trustee’s Office.  Fees for mowing are charged to the property owner.

If you see any properties with high weeds and grass please call our office at 812-853-8835 or fill out the form (click here) and email to [email protected].

Information Needed:

  • The address of the property in violation?
  • Property Owner’s name (if you have it).
  • Where is the violation located on the property?
  • Are there any potential hazards or dangers our crew should be aware of?
  • Your contact information so we can keep you up to date:
    • Your first and last name.
    • Your address.
    • Your contact phone number.

Required Form:

Ohio Township Trustee Tall Grass and Weeds Complaint Form (click here).

An inspector will visit the property. If the inspector determines that a violation exists (grass taller than 9”), a Notice of Violation/Courtesy Letter will be issued.  From the date the Courtesy Letter is mailed, the property owner has seven (7) days to abate (mow) the violation. If the violation is not corrected, a second letter (certified) is sent giving the homeowner five (5) days after receipt of the notice to take action. Site inspections are made weekly. If the property owner has abated (mowed) the property, all is well and the violation is closed. If the property owner has NOT abated (mowed) the property, Ohio Township will have a vendor mow the property. The vendor will provide Ohio Township with before and after photographs. The monetary amount incurred by the Township Trustee for any labor and materials is charged to the homeowner. The homeowner is given ten (10) days after receipt of the Certified Cost Statement to reimburse the Township. If not paid, the amount claimed will be filed with the Auditor of Warrick County and will be added to the property tax statement.
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