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Common Code Violations

The following is a list of the most common code violations:

  1. Property Maintenance: The adopted property maintenance code requires the maintenance of structuresCode Compliant Home and grounds. Common violations found include damaged siding, windows, fences, doors, roofing and 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. All waste material, debris, refuse, recycling, yard waste or garbage must be properly contained.
  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 6 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 trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, campers, snowmobiles, etc.
  7. Lawn Watering: Lawn watering, for residential and commercial properties, is allowed on an odd-even basis. Properties with addresses ending in an odd number may water on odd days of the month. Likewise, properties with addresses ending in an even number may water on even days of the month. The policy is in effect year round; for more information, visit the Watering Restrictions page.
  8. Winter Parking: To facilitate plowing, parking on city streets is banned between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 through April 1, and any time two or more inches of snow have accumulated, until after the street has been completely plowed. The two-inch guideline applies to any hour of the day, any time of the year.

    For more information, please visit the Winter Parking Regulations page.

Below are more common code topics:

Abandoned or Junk Vehicles

Animal Control

Burglar and Fire Alarms

Non-domestic Animals

Hunting Summary

Snowmobile Rules

Solicitors/Peddlers (Door-to-Door Sales)