5 Most Common Code Violations

Common Code Enforcement Violations

  1. Overgrown Lots
  2. Sign Violations
  3. Large Vehicle Parking in Residential Neighborhoods
  4. Trash, Junk and Debris
  5. Junk or Inoperable Vehicles

Signs Without Permits Section 14.5 A Permit Required

City code requires that everyone obtain a permit before erecting or displaying any sign, even temporary signs. There are a couple of exemptions to this requirement, one of which is the placing of a standard “for sale” sign in your front yard for the purpose of selling your house.

Signs in the Right of Way Section 14-6 B Prohibited Signs

Private signs attached to trees or utility poles, in the public right-of-way or off-site are prohibited. The public right-of-way is the median on virtually all roads, the area between the sidewalk and the paved portion of the road (including the sidewalk), and anywhere that there are power poles, phone lines, gas lines or other utilities along the road. Off-site signage is any sign that is not on the actual premise where the goods or services are sold or offered. There are many other types of prohibited signs that can be found in the above-referenced section of the Land Development Code.

Junk Vehicles Section 22-44 Definitions & Section 22-45 General Requirements

Generally speaking, vehicles are required to be both licensed and operational to be kept on residential property or the street. If not both licensed and legally operable, then the vehicle must be stored in the garage or at a licensed storage or repair facility.

Trash and Debris Section 22-19 Open Storage Prohibited; Exception & Section 22-172 Definition

Accumulations of debris, rubbish, trash, refuse, can, box, container, paper, tire, appliance, mechanical equipment or part, building or construction material, tool, machinery, wood, motor vehicle part, aircraft part, farm machinery or equipment or junk upon any uncovered premise or uncovered portion of premises, is prohibited unless they are deemed necessary items associated with an approved permit for the site or lawfully authorized in connection with the operation of an approved business enterprise or storage facility.