The Henry County Commission recently updated and amended Resolution No. 9-9-92 Pertaining to Regulation of the Collection and Storage of Garbage, Litter, Refuse, and Rubbish on private and public property in the county.
This update was completed to strengthen local regulations and to adopt state law dealing with litter control including placing, dropping, storage, collection of garbage, litter, refuse, and rubbish on public or private property. The TN Code provides Counties may establish a monetary penalty not to exceed $500 for each violation of a rule or regulation.
Property owners that do not keep their property in order will be notified either by personal service or mail to the address on property tax records. If failure to clean up after 30 days of notice, fines could grow to $3000. Cited property owners have the right to request a county hearing to be held within 30 days of the receipt of request.