When your Marlboro, NJ neighbor is not mowing his lawn and it is driving you crazy the township can help.
Call the Zoning Office (732-617-7225) and report the address. A letter will be sent to the homeowner explaining the grass ordinance and giving them ten (10) days to cut the grass. If after ten (10) days, the grass has not been cut, a Notice of Violation will be sent. Ten (10) days will be given for the grass to be cut. If at this time, the problem has not been addressed, either a Summons can be issued or a Notice to Abate an unsafe condition can be sent. Failure to comply with a Notice to Abate can result in the Township cutting the grass or the Township hiring an outside contractor to cut the grass. A lien will be put against the property to cover the cost of cutting.
Please bear in mind that properties where the grass is not being cut are typically in foreclosure and the bank holding the mortgage must be identified and contacted in order to get the grass cut.