Well maintained properties protect the community, preserve property values and enhance the attractiveness of Des Plaines. To preserve overall quality of life, City officials routinely inspect property for exterior code violations which may be detrimental to the safety and quality of life enjoyed by our residents. The City encourages its property owners to maintain their lawns (max. 6" in grass height), remove dead trees, and trim all tree branches, hedges, and shrubs to allow persons easy access to public sidewalks and unobstructed views of vehicles. Questions? Just contact us at 847.391.5380.