Weeds & Grass


The State College Borough Code of Ordinances, Chapter IX, Part C, requires grass and/or weeds (noxious vegetation) to be controlled so as not to exceed a height of 6 inches, conceal any solid waste, or produce excessive pollen during the growing season: April 1 to October 31. The following requirements must be met to be in compliance with the Grass and Weed Ordinance:

  • Grass and/or weeds are to be kept at 6 inches in height or less.
  • Cultivated flowers and vegetables are exempt from the 6-inch height restriction.
  • Both the property owner and the occupant are responsible for compliance.


Failure to keep the grass/weeds cut may result in a fine. The Borough may cut the grass and charge the property owner for services rendered.



If you have questions regarding the ordinance or if you wish to report a violation, please call the Health and Neighborhood Services Division by phone at (814) 234-7191 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or contact us via email.

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