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Uncut grass costs a homeowner $736.00

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Wow!  That's the reaction anyone would have if they received a bill for $736.00.  That amount was no bill for a homeowner in Tuscaloosa.  It was how much the Tuscaloosa Police Department charged him for not cutting his grass.

In Tuscaloosa, there is a code that grass cannot exceed 12 inches in height.  If the grass on a property does exceed that, police will usually issue a warning at first.  Homeowners have 7 days to cut the grass so they are not fined.

On August 13th, a notice was left to cut the grass at a house in the 2800 block of 7th Avenue.  According to Tuscaloosa Police, he homeowner contacted the police department to say he needed more time to cut the grass.  Officers gave the homeowner another week. 

After almost a month, on September 7th, the grass still had not been cut.  The homeowner was issued a citation.  When the homeowner went to court, the fines totaled $736.00 for the uncut grass.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department says this case should be a warning for other property owners to keep their grass in order.

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