May 17, 2022

Chadron police reminds community to mow, trim property

Posted May 17, 2022 1:15 PM

By City of Chadron

Spring looks to be upon us and with the recent needed moisture, the grass is turning green and flowers are starting to bloom. We would like to offer a friendly reminder to mow, trim or spray your property or properties, and to trim branches encroaching on sidewalks, alleys and roadways early and on a regularly basis. City of Chadron Ordinances §11-304, §11-305, §11-307, §13-114 and §13-119 are all available for review at the City of Chadron website,

The City of Chadron realizes that at times it is difficult to trim around some corners or obstacles in yards or on other property on a regular basis, whether that be from lack of trimming equipment, weather conditions, or time and other factors. To that end, we primarily focus on the majority of the yard for enforcement of City Ordinance §11-304. While any growth in excess of twelve inches is enforceable by City Ordinance, we trust that pride in our community and cooperation with current City Ordinances will prevent necessary enforcement of excessive growth left for extended periods of time.

Low hanging branches or excessive growth of bushes or trees, in alleyways and around sidewalks pose safety issues for pedestrians and our waste management personnel. We ask all residents to check these areas on their properties. City ordinances requires branches to be trimmed to a height of at least 8 feet above the surface of any sidewalk and 10 feet above the surface of any street or alley.

As the vegetation grows, your friendly staff at the Chadron Police Department will be contacting owners of properties whose vegetation is in violation of the city ordinances. In most cases, a warning will be issued, but repeat or habitual violations can lead to citations issued.

For questions or comments, please contact us at the Chadron Police Department at (308) 432-0510.