Property Maintenance Permit
The Waverly City Code allows property owners to apply for a permit to maintain property as a tier 2 or 3.
Approval of this application gives permission to the owner of a parcel of property the opportunity maintain their property in accordance to the City of Waverly’s Weed Ordinance (Code Section 64). If this application is approved, a permit number will be issued with a copy of the Ordinance and examples of allowable property maintenance.
The Waverly City Code has 3 property maintenance tiers. Without an approved permit, all properties are deemed tier 1.
SEC. 64.3 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE TIERS:
Tier 1. All properties developed upon and described as having a residential, commercial, or industrial use. All described properties must maintain all grasses and/or weeds to a height of eight (8) inches or less and must be kept free of all noxious weeds.
Tier 2. All undeveloped properties zoned as residential, commercial, or industrial that do not directly abut developed properties, or developed properties with an approved Property Maintenance Tier 2 permit. All described properties must maintain all grasses and/or weeds to an approximate height of twenty-four (24) inches or less and be kept free of noxious weeds. All described properties abutting developed properties must maintain a five (5) foot buffer area keeping grasses and/or weeds to a height of eight (8) inches or less. 3.
Tier 3. All properties described as agricultural in use, designated for stormwater detention/retention, parks and open space, urban woodlots, natural reserve and preserve areas, prairie grass and wildflower areas, wildlife refuges and conservation areas, wetlands and natural waterways, right-of-way ditches inside City limits or properties with an approved Property Maintenance Tier 3 permit. All described properties must be kept free from noxious weeds and volunteer trees, brushes or other vegetation.