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 2022, this service will be provided twice a month, weather permitting, from mid-April through October.
Applicants must reside in the City of Pittsburgh limits, live in an owner-occupied property, lack social or financial means to cut their own lawns, and meet one or more of the follow qualifications:
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".
How do I sign up?
Return completed application form to:
City Cuts Program, Department of Public Works
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Questions? Contact: Gisele Betances, Community Programming Coordinator at 412-255-0846 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to receive City Cuts service you must meet all of the following criteria:
By signing below, I/we are requesting the grass cutting services of the City of Pittsburgh City Cuts program. I/we certify that: I/we are at least 62 years old, a military veteran, or have a physical disability that prevents me/us from cutting grass, I/we do not have available resources to assist with my/our grass cutting, and that I/we live within the City of Pittsburgh. I/we are aware that City Cuts recipients are matched with services on an availability basis, and therefore, I/we are not guaranteed to be matched with services. I/we understand this is NOT a landscaping service. Services such as mulching or bagging are not paid for by this program due to funding constraints. I/we understand that service is expected twice a month, but that specific scheduling of service is not possible, as service must be provided in accordance with the schedule of the contractor. I/we also understand that service is not provided for side yards, that the service provided is contingent upon accessibility of property (which may be affected by gates, fences, pets, etc.), and that service may be affected by the presence of debris or other impediments that would cause hindrance in yard care (pet feces, etc.).
In consideration of my/our being permitted to participate in the City of Pittsburgh City Cuts Program (the “Program”) , I/we _____________________________, on behalf of myself/ourselves and any of my /our personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin hereby COVENANT NOT TO SUE and to HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, AND INDEMNIFY the City of Pittsburgh, its officers, agents, or employees (hereinafter referred to as the “Releases”) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever, brought by any party against any party, arising out of my/our participation in the Program and whether caused by the negligence of the Releases or otherwise. This RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY and INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT shall remain valid in perpetuity and shall include all possible claims of negligence or other causes of action that could be asserted against the Releases by me/us. I/we warrant and represent that I/we are the owner(s) of the property described above and hereby authorize the work to be performed at my/our property during the 2022 season, having full authority to do so. I/we acknowledge that as owner(s) of the property I/we remain responsible for compliance with all State law and City ordinances including maintenance of the property’s yard, sidewalks, structure exterior and interior, and that I/we are not relieved from said obligation by my/our participation in this Program. I/we further understand that by offering this Program, the City of Pittsburgh is solely seeking to assist me with grass cutting within the constraints of the Program.
I/we recognize that participation in the Program shall not include any interactions or communications between Program Workers and recipient owner(s) of private property except to the extent necessary to perform requested grass cutting. I/we further recognize that no entry by workers inside my/our residence(s) is permitted and that workers will only enter upon the premises of my/our properties for the purpose of performing requested grass cutting. I/we further understand that the undertaking of this activity may result in personal injury and/or damage to my/our property and agree that the City will not be responsible for any such personal injuries and/or property repairs resulting from my/our participation in this Program. I/we agree to treat City Cuts contractors with dignity and respect or risk expulsion from the program at the discretion of the City of Pittsburgh.
The UNDERSIGNED further expressly agrees that the foregoing RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.I AGREE I DISAGREE