In addition to helping prevent fires, mowing and trimming keeps property from becoming the perfect habitat for all sorts of unwelcome visitors including rats, mice, snakes and mosquitoes. The City of Brownwood Development Services Department urges residents to help their neighbors, and themselves, by keeping grass and vegetation on their property less than 12 inches tall. Doing so presents a positive image of Brownwood that can help attract business, residents and visitors. Property not in compliance can be reported to (325) 646-5331.