The information is not inclusive of all steps and or actions that can be taken by the City. When possible, contact your code enforcement officer for specific information related to your case.
Learn more about Code Enforcement Prioritization.
NOTE: This process is not inclusive of all steps and or actions that can be taken by the City. In certain circumstances, the City is authorized to abate nuisances immediately. (e.g., cleaning of overgrown yards, removal of trash and debris, towing of inoperable vehicles, demolition of unsafe structures, and the securing of vacant structures).
If you are in receipt of a notice, citation or other formal document, more Abatement Information is available. When possible, contact your code enforcement officer for specific information related to your case.
Broken-down, junked vehicles should not be parked in the following locations:
If, after notification, the vehicle is not repaired or removed:
Homes, apartments or commercial buildings are required to meet certain standards for occupancy. The interior and exterior of each property must be:
If the health and safety of the persons living in these structures is compromised by a lack of maintenance, the property owner will be required to make the improvements necessary to meet the City’s code standards.
Bandit signs include any signs posted on any of the following:
This includes garage sale signs or signs posted in violation of City Code Ch. 28 in the public right-of-way.
Bandit signs are considered abandoned trash at the time of posting and may be removed and discarded without notice.
Temporary weekend signs approved through permit are allowed to be placed on the right-of-way of a road or highway maintained by the City between Friday and Monday (9 p.m.). These signs must not exceed 24 by 32 inches and meet all spacing requirements.
Homes or commercial buildings that have become dilapidated or rundown may be considered dangerous structures. These structures are often vacant and become home to rodents, snakes or illegal activities that may threaten the health and safety of the surrounding community.
Depending on the condition of the property, the structure may be cleaned and secured or demolished by the City at the owner’s expense.
The City may issue a notice to the property owner requesting the property be mowed or cleared if:
The City may contract for the property be mowed or cleared at the owner’s expense if the owner fails to do so. The City may also summarily abate a property without notice if:
Sidewalks, streets and other public rights of way must be kept free of obstructions. The following are prohibited and must be removed by the owner of the abutting property:
Yards should not be used as storage areas for:
Outside placement is a violation of the City’s property maintenance code.
Placing brush, furniture, appliances or other items at the front curb outside of a City-scheduled collection is a violation of City code.
The City provides two free collections of brush and bulky items per year for each resident. Brush and bulky items are not allowed to be mixed. Allowable materials may only be placed at the curb after a collection notice has been received.
Dumping on any of the following is against city code:
Vehicles, boats and trailers may not be parked on the front or side lawn of a home unless there is a permanent surface designated for parking:
Submit a complaint or request for Code Services: