The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for addressing nuisance and property standard violations to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the community. The main goal of this enforcement is to resolve violations to reduce neighborhood deterioration and ensure property values.
All fences constructed under the provisions of this section of the Code shall be maintained so as to comply with the requirements of this section of the Code at all times. The chief Building Official may order the repair or removal of a fence if it is more than 5% damaged or leaning 10 degrees from vertical. Fences shall be repaired in compliance with the provisions of this section.
Fence should be constructed with treated lumber attached with galvanized screws to 3-112". Diameter galvanized poles installed in an 8" diameter holes no less than 2-1/2 feet deep in 2' of premixed concrete. All posts shall have caps.
Top Five Code Issues:
1. High Grass and weeds (seasonal)
The Problem: Any property that has grass or weeds taller than 12 inches is considered a nuisance.
The Solution: Property owners must monitor their property and keep grass below 12 inches.
2. Rubbish and Garbage
The Problem: Combustible and non-combustible waste materials, if they are operable or inoperable, or discarded, abandoned, dumped or stored on any exterior property area in an unsightly, unsafe or unsanitary manner.
The Solution: Remove from property any debris, rubbish, trash, dismantled furnishings or items stored in public view (yard, porch, etc.)
3. Junked Vehicles
The Problem: Any motor vehicle that meets the definition of a junked motor vehicle. A junked vehicle is identified as:
1. A vehicle this is self-propelled and:
a) Does not have lawfully attached to it:
1) An unexpired license plate; and
2) A valid motor vehicle inspection certificate; and
1) wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or
2) Inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than:
a) 72 consecutive hours, if vehicle is on public property; or
b) 30 consecutive days, if vehicle is on private property.
The Solution: Make sure vehicles meet requirements of the city ordinance. If the vehicle does not meet requirements, it must be stored where it is not visible from public property or rights of way.
4. Front Yard Parking
The Problem: Parking any motor vehicle, on any portion of unpaved front or side yard.
The Solution: Park motor vehicles on concrete, asphalt or paved surfaces or six inches of gravel bound by permanent borders of concrete or stone.
5. Substandard Structures
The Problem: Not meeting or conforming with one or more of the minimum building standards ordinance to an extent that endangers the life, health, morals, property, safety or welfare of the public.
The Solution: Maintain property and ensure that it meets the city’s minimum building standard codes
To report a concern view the following form.