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Does STAN or anybody else do any of these ?TOWSON, Md. -- Armed with a tape measure, Sophia Jennings keeps her eyes open for overgrown weeds and the owners of the yards that have them.
Jennings, a Baltimore County code enforcement officer, checks on residents who are not in compliance with rules about overgrown lawns.
In most area jurisdictions, letting grass grow more than a foot high, or 8 inches in Baltimore city, is against the law.
In some jurisdictions, the grass "cops" come in the form of code enforcement officers. In others, public works officials or environmental health workers are assigned to the task.
"We actually have a grass ruler," said Tommie Houck, chief of zoning enforcement for Harford County.
The number of complaints varies by county and so does the process that follows the complaint, although each county uses some form of notification process and time for landowners to comply with the law.
While most eventually do, for those who don't, officials in Baltimore and several counties said they step in and do the landscaping themselves, sending out government crews or contractors to slice through weeds and grass that have grown several feet high.
The cost of the cut, which can run into the hundreds of dollars, is passed on to the property owner through a bill or a lien attached to the property, officials said."