Common Code Violations

Code Compliant HomeCode enforcement plays an important role in maintaining the community's well-planned neighborhoods and high quality of life. As neighborhoods mature and new residents move into the city, it is increasingly important for residents to be aware of the quality community standards that help make Woodbury such a great place to live and raise a family.

The following is a list of most common code violations:

  1. Property Maintenance: The adopted property maintenance code requires the maintenance of structures and grounds. Common violations found include:
    • Damaged:
      • Doors
      • Fences
      • Roofing
      • Siding
      • Windows
    • Peeling/flaking paint
  2. Lawn and Yard Maintenance:
    • Lawns must be maintained so as not to exceed 8 inches in height
    • Landscaped areas must be maintained
    • Noxious weeds, as defined by state statute, must be controlled or eradicated
    • An example of a common noxious weed is Canada thistle
  3. Exterior Storage: Materials and equipment must be located indoors or be fully hidden behind a solid fence or wall no less than 5 feet in height so as to not be visible from adjoining properties; there are items that are exempt from this provision such as outdoor furniture, grills, clothes lines, etc.
  4. Debris and Pet Waste: Properties are required to be free of debris and animal waste is required to be cleaned up on a daily basis, even in winter; proper containment for all of the following is required:
    • Debris
    • Garbage
    • Recycling
    • Refuse
    • Waste material
    • Yard waste
  5. Waste/Recycling Containers: Except for the day of pick-up, waste and recycling containers must be located indoors or fully hidden behind a solid fence or wall no less than 5 feet in height so as not to be visible from adjoining properties; containers may be placed at the curb after 4:00 p,m. the day prior to pick-up
  6. Recreational Equipment: One piece of recreational equipment not exceeding 24 feet in length may be located outdoors as follows: at least 15 feet from the curb, at least 5 feet from side and rear property lines, and on concrete or blacktop. Recreational equipment includes items such as:
    • Boats
    • Campers
    • Recreational vehicles
    • Snowmobiles
    • Trailers, etc.
  7. Lawn Watering: Lawn watering, for residential and commercial properties, is limited to two days per week.  Enter your address in the Irrigation Zone Map to determine which day of the week and weekend day you can water. There is no watering noon to 5:00 p.m.  The policy is in effect year round; for more information, visit the Lawn Watering Policy page
  8. Winter Parking: To facilitate plowing, parking on city streets is banned between 2 and 6 am from November 1 through April 1, and any time 2 or more inches of snow have accumulated, until after the street has been completely plowed. The 2-inch guideline applies to any hour of the day, any time of the year; for more information, please visit the Snow & Ice Control page.

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