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WHAT IS CITY CUTS?

City Cuts is the City of Pittsburgh’s lawn cutting program for our older neighbors, our veteran neighbors, and our neighbors with disabilities who do not have the means to cut their own grass.

In 2019, this service will be provided approximately every two weeks, weather permitting, from May to October.

Applicants must reside within the City of Pittsburgh and be 62 years or older, or a veteran, or have a disability. The property to which service is provided must be owner-occupied.

Service is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Find the different ways to apply by scrolling to ‘Request Service’.

FAQ'S

Q: I am a person 62 or older requesting assistance with cutting the grass in my yard, located in the City of Pittsburgh. I own my own home. Do I qualify for City Cuts?

A: Yes! Please see ways to apply below.

Q: I am a veteran requesting assistance with cutting the grass in my yard, located in the City of Pittsburgh. I own my own home. Do I qualify for City Cuts?

A: Yes! Please see ways to apply below.

Q: I am a person with a disability requesting assistance with cutting the grass in my yard, located in the City of Pittsburgh. I own my own home. Do I qualify for City Cuts?

A: Yes! Please see ways to apply below.

Q: I am a renter requesting assistance with cutting the grass in my yard, located in the City of Pittsburgh. Do I qualify for City Cuts?

A: Unfortunately, no. The property to which service is provided must be owner-occupied. Consider discussing lawn care with your landlord.

Q: I qualify! How do I sign up?

A: Whichever of the ‘Request City Cuts Service’ options below work best for you!

Q: I’d like to request assistance for a friend or family member. May I request service on their behalf?

A: Yes! Please be sure to note your contact information on the application.

Q: How will I be notified of acceptance into the program?

A: You will be notified through the contact information provided.

Q: Will the contractor who cuts my lawn be insured?

A: Yes. The City hired contractors through a procurement process this year, requiring insurance.

Q: How often will my grass be cut?

A: Twice a month from May through October.

Q: Is any service provided besides grass cutting?

A: Not through City Cuts. The scope of the service is limited to grass cutting.

Q: Can I schedule when I receive my service? Will I know in advance when my grass will be cut?

A: No, but please expect a cut every two weeks. Since service is weather related, one rainy afternoon can shift the course of a week’s work.

Q: How much of my yard will be cut?

A: All of it! Please make sure it is accessible to the contractor by removing anything that may get in the way of a mower, including furniture and pet waste. Cuts are provided for the premises of the home only. Neighboring lots are not eligible for this program.

Q: How will I know my grass is cut?

A: It will be shorter! The contractor will also leave a door hanger with a reminder of how to reach the City of Pittsburgh should you have any concerns afterward.

Q: Will enrollment in this program carry over to 2020?

A: Applicants will need to re-apply each year in order to renew the liability waiver, re-review requirements, and be mapped correctly.

Q: If I have a concern, how may I report?

A: Please call the Office of Community Affairs at (412) 255-4773 or the Mayor’s 311 Response Line at (412) 255-2621 to share concerns.

Q: If I don’t get to see the person or crew who cuts my lawn, how can I thank them?

A: How sweet! It’s nice to be thanked. Contact 311 or Community Affairs and we’ll share with your contractor as part of our regular check-ins.

CONTACT CITY CUTS

Return completed application form to:
City Cuts Program, Office of Community Affairs
414 Grant Street, Suite 512
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Questions? Contact: Office of Community Affairs at (412) 255-4773