Avoid Common Residential Code Violations

The goal of the Code Compliance Division is “voluntary compliance.” It is staff’s hope to never have to issue a Notice of Violation and, to that end, staff has prepared a list of the most common residential violations and how you can avoid them. The language below is informational, but links are provided to the City Code, which takes precedence and provides the basis for any enforcement action.

Violation
How To Avoid A Violation
Storage of Inoperable Vehicle (City Code 86-54)
  • Store any vehicle that cannot be immediately started and legally driven on a public street inside a storage building, garage, carport, or side or rear yard – not in front yards or driveways unless fully screened by a fence, wall, or evergreen hedge.
  • No more than one properly screened inoperable vehicle is allowed on any parcel designated as residential or located within the Historic District.
Illegal Parking of Commercial Vehicles (City Code 86-82)
  • Store your commercial vehicle inside a carport, enclosed garage, or side or rear yard.
  • There shall be no more than two commercial vehicles on any residential parcel.
  • In the Historic District, commercial vehicles, boats, campers and trailers shall only be parked in rear yards and shall be screened by a eight foot high opaque fence.
Illegal Parking of Boats, Trailers, and RVs (City Code 86-83)
  • Store your boat, trailer, or RV in carports, or side and rear yards behind the front line of the house or actual side corner lot building line.
  • In the Historic District, boats, campers and trailers shall only be parked in rear yards and shall be screened by a eight foot high opaque fence.
High Grass & Weeds (City Code 38-141)
  • Regularly mow and maintain your grass and weeds below 10 inches.
Outdoor Storage (City Code 18-221)
  • Store items including lawn equipment, outdoor furniture, etc. in side or rear yards or carports.
Trash & Debris (City Code 38-121)
  • All debris and trash, to include lawn debris, must be either placed in trash cans or cut into three foot sections and bundled at the curb for pickup on the appropriate day.
  • Garbage cans may only be placed at the roadway 12 hours prior to pickup and must be removed from the roadway 12 hours after pickup.
  • Yard waste pickup is on Wednesdays only.