Dirty or Overgrown Lots

Plans Review and Inspections Director

Peter Ahrens
pahrens@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3669

400 Main St., Suite 505
Knoxville, TN 37902

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dirty lotA lot is classified as dirty or overgrown when:

• Trash and debris have accumulated
• Vines, underbrush, or grass exceed 12 inches high

Correction process for a dirty lot:


• Lot reported to Neighborhood Codes Enforcement by phone at 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311.
• Owner of lot has 14 days to correct violation
• If violations are not corrected, a Public Service crew will correct the violation within 3-4 weeks of reported call.
• Owner of lot will be billed for cost of clean up.
• Owner may be cited to Municipal Court where substantial fines and penalties may be imposed.

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