City Cuts

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the fourth year of its City Cuts lawn-cutting program. This program is free for those who do not have the financial or social means to assist with lawn care. Individuals must also be a veteran, over the age of 62, or have a disability. 


While the program was unable to operate in 2021, it is set to return this summer. City Cuts began in 2018 through legislation introduced by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith and to date has assisted more than 2,000 Pittsburgh seniors and those with disabilities with lawn cutting services.


Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. This year, the City has the budget and capacity to serve 650 neighbors with twice monthly cuts from end of April through October. Applicants must own their own home and live within City of Pittsburgh boundaries.


There are four ways for residents to apply:  

  • Visit the City Cuts website and select ‘Click to Apply Online’
  • Visit one of 18 Carnegie Library branches to fill out an application and mail it directly to the city
  • Visit one of 12 CitiPark's Healthy Active Living Centers to fill out an application and mail it to the city
  • Call the 311 Response Line at 311 or (412) 255-2621


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Daniel Wood
D6 Staff
District 6