After the timeline for compliance has passed, there is a re-inspection of the property. If non-compliant, then a misdemeanor tag is issued or a $50 excessive consumption bill is mailed.
If it’s garbage and rubbish, a junk vehicle, ice or snow on the sidewalk, or tall grass or weeds, a Parks Department
work crew is sent out to clean up, shovel, or mow. This is called an abatement. The Police Department
handles abatement tows, which can cost up to $1000.
If the City has to come abate the problem, the cost is billed at $240 per hour minimum and assessed to the owner’s property taxes. Graffiti removal is a special situation. If you’re the victim of graffiti, the City will remove it at no cost. Call (651) 266-8989.