Top Code Violations

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  • High Grass and Weeds
  • Illegal Land Use
  • Outside Junk, Litter, or Debris
  • Parking on Unimproved Surface

  • Inoperable/Wrecked Vehicles
  • Dilapidated Fences
  • Deteriorated Building Exterior
  • Minimum Building Conditions


High Grass and Weeds

  • Grass and weeds shall be no more than 10 inches high.
  • Property owners and tenants are responsible for keeping lawns mowed to the edge of the roadway.
  • Grass or weeds may not protrude over the sidewalk or curb. 
  • Alleys behind properties shall be kept mowed and limbs / shrubs trimmed back to the fence line. Trees in alleys must be trimmed to allow for a 7-foot clearance.
  • No grass to be blown into the street or storm drains.
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Illegal Land Use/Zoning 

  • Properties zoned for residential use cannot be used for commercial business.
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Outside Junk, Litter or Debris

  • Property owners and tenants are responsible for keeping their property free of illegal outside storage items.
  • Illegal outside storage items include and are not limited to the accumulation of household furniture, trash, building materials, car parts, merchandise for sale, inventory or supplies for a business, etc.
  • Playground equipment, children’s toys and barbecue grills may be stored on the side or rear yard.
  • All items except for patio furniture must be stored within an enclosed building or removed.
  • If minor in nature and customary for primary use, those items would not be considered in violation.
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Parking on Unimproved Surface

  • Parking of vehicles, boats or trailers is not allowed on grass or other unimproved surfaces.
  • Exception: The vehicle is actively being washed during the entire time of such parking.
  • Exception: The vehicle is screened on all sides by a 6-foot blind fence or a building wall, and the vehicle must be operable.
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Inoperable/Wrecked Vehicles

junk-vehicles A vehicle is prohibited if it is visible from the street or other public or private property, and
  • Has an expired license plate or an inspection sticker; and
  • Is wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or
  • Is inoperable and has remained so for more than 30 consecutive days.
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Dilapidated Fences

  • New fences require a permit and metal posts.
  • No permit is required if repairing or replacing sections of 100 linear feet or less.
  • Fences must be maintained in a good condition (i.e., may not be rotted, leaning, missing pickets, etc.).
  • Fence construction shall be of like materials, consistent and uniform from post to post (Section 15-18 (a) 11, of the Development Standards and Building Codes).
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Minimum Building Conditions(Apts, Hotels, 4 plexes/Mfg. Housing)

To ensure public safety, heath and welfare of residents, multi-family housing properties must maintain minimum standards of Chapter 8 Building Standards Code.
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