Section 11-67-121

Grass or weeds may be declared public nuisance and abated.

(a) An abundance of overgrown grass or weeds within the municipality which is injurious to the general public health, safety, and general welfare by providing breeding grounds and shelter for rats, mice, snakes, mosquitoes, and other vermin, insects, and pests; or attaining heights and dryness so as to constitute a serious fire threat and hazard; or bearing wingy or downy seeds, which when mature, cause the spread of weeds and, when breathed in, cause irritation of the throat, lungs, and eyes of the public; or hiding debris, such as broken glass or metal, which could inflict injury to persons; or being unsightly; or growth of grass or weeds, other than ornamental plant growth, which exceeds 12 inches in height may be declared to be a public nuisance and abated as provided in this division.

(b) This division shall not apply to any of the following:

(1) Heavily wooded areas in their natural state which are undeveloped.

(2) Farm properties.

(3) Properties under current construction.

(Act 2012-366, p. 915, §2.)