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The officers normally take pictures of violations from the sidewalk or street. However, if needed they can go onto the property. They will not go in an enclosed back yard without permission from the owner but they might take a picture over the fence.
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The city ordinance states that a vehicle with mechanical or structural defect or does not have current registration displayed on the vehicle, and can't be driven legally on city streets is inoperable. Unlicensed, wrecked, and dismantled motor vehicles parked, stored or left on the City street or right-of -way, may be towed away.
Recreational vehicles, campers, and trailers may be parked on the side of your home, out of the front setback. A typical front set back is 30 feet. Keep in mind that a corner lot has 2 setbacks. If parked on the street, they may be subject to tow.
Only items that are intended to be used outdoors may be stored outside. You cannot have couches, mattresses, etc. outside. No dismantled vehicle parts may be stored outside the home. Abandoned items must be discarded. Garbage, refuse or unsightly/injurious objects or materials should not be deposited on sidewalks or streets.
Weeds must not be allowed to grow to an unsightly height. Noxious weeds must be removed. The height limit is 12 inches.
You may post a sign on your own property or with permission the property of a neighbor. You may place a sign on a box near the sidewalk but not obstructing the use of the sidewalk. These signs must be removed when your sale is over. It is against City ordinance to post signs on City property i.e. power poles, street signs, power boxes or in City streets. Not only does this damage the property it also becomes a safety issue.
No. Trucks having a rated capacity of one and one-half tons cannot be parked/stored in a residential zone.
Yes, It is unlawful for the owner or the tenant of property to fail or refuse to remove snow or ice from the sidewalks.
There is generally a 30 feet area in the front of your home that is considered the front setback. A corner lot has 2 front setbacks. One on each side of the home that borders the road. You cannot park your vehicle in the area that should be landscaped.
There are many factors to consider when placing signs and banners for advertising, please contact the Planning and Development Department for questions about signage.
The City allows chickens (hens only) and rabbits in residential zones if the property is zoned as permitted. Please contact the Planning and Development Department for further information.
Yes, a permit is required. For more information on approved fences, walls, and the regulations that govern installation, please contact the Planning and Development Department.