One mans weed is another mans wildflowers.
We are concerned about areas that are not under control. Weeds and long grass that has been neglected. A wildflower area that is within a private yard where the remainder of the yard is cared for is not a violation of the ordinance.
The last month has been extremely wet. Large parcels of land are typically mowed/cut with tractors and heavy equipment. Unfortunately, these vehicles are having difficulty getting into the low lying areas. We are working very closely with the owners of these properties to do the best they can to get them under compliance. Your patience in this matter is appreciated.
Illinois law requires that home owners keep their yard mowed to a height of no more that 8″ and obnoxious weeds be removed. We have received a number complaints about foreclosed/abandoned homes that have grass over 8″ and an abudance of weeds. It is the policy of Lisle Township that the last known home owner receives a certified letter from the township that if they do not mow their property, the township will contract the mowing and a lien of not less than $1000.00 will be placed against the property and the owner is responsible for the mowing cost.
To file a complaint, please call Bill Green (Code Enforcement Officer) at 630-968-2087 x18
(Filing a complaint is a process. Resolution of the complaint can take anywhere from 1 to 45 days. Daily updates are not given on complaints)
The Illinois statute is 60 ILCS 1