Local Government Enacts $1,000 per day Fines for Messy Foreclosed Home Lawns

You better keep your lawn mowed if you’re in DeKalb County, Georgia.  Or else.

According to the Foreclosure Blog, if you are the owner (meaning the bank/mortgage lender) of a foreclosed home located in DeKalb County, Georgia, and you don’t keep your yard clean, you could get hit with a $1,000 per day fine until you clean it up.

The new law is set to kick in on October 25, 2010.

Any chance this idea may spread to other parts of the country?  You better believe it.  Watch for local California cities and counties implementing hefty fines on foreclosed properties soon.  It’s a two-for-one: it raises revenue, and it punishes wrongdoing.  I can’t imagine that idea won’t take off.

Read the full story here.