Grass Advisory


Thurmont Police Department has an important message for the community! Please remember that there is a town ordinance that states the following. Town Code Says:

§84-31. Grass and Weeds.

4. It shall be a violation of this section to blow cut grass, weeds, and/or leaves into the street or gutter of any Town street. Grass, weeds and/or leaves blown into the street shall be removed within 4 hours by the responsible person or property owner.

 It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit grass or any other debris likely to be washed into the storm sewer and clog the storm sewer. Fines for blowing or leaving grass clippings in the street can cost you a fine of $50.00.

If you would like to report a violation or if you have questions about grass clippings being left in the street, please call (301)271-0905, extension 105. You may also report a violation on the Thurmont webpage at, report a concern tab.