Code Violations

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Common Violation Types


High Grass and Weeds

It shall be the duty of any person owning, claiming, occupying, or having supervision or control of any such real property, as provided for herein, to cut and remove all such weeds, brush, and other objectionable or unsightly matter.

Parking on an Unimproved Surface

It shall be illegal for any person to park or to allow to be parked on any property under his control any automobile, bus, truck, motorcycle, motor home, camper, trailer, boat or any vehicle on any portion of a front yard or side yard of any area which is zoned under the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, unless: (a) Said area is a part of a hard surfaced driveway or parking area; (b) Said area is part of a gravel driveway bordered by cement curbing or similar permanent border; (c) Said area is a part of a required driveway that provides access to a garage, carport or off-street parking area required by the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance; (d) Said area is part of a side yard which is enclosed by a screening fence at least six (6) feet in height and so constructed that no person can see through into the area surrounded by the fence; (e) The term “vehicle” as used herein shall mean every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street or highway, except devices moved exclusively by human power. The term “hard surfaced” as used herein shall include cement, asphalt, brick and other commonly accepted pavement which may be approved by the building official;

Trash and Debris

It shall be the duty of any person owning, claiming, occupying, or having supervision or control of any real property, occupied or unoccupied, within the corporate limits of the city, to keep such property free from stagnant water, rubbish, trash, filth, carrion, or other impure or unwholesome matter of any kind, and to keep the sidewalks in front of his property free and clear of the same.

Unsafe Building

(1) Any building or structure in or about which any or all of the following conditions exist: (A) Walls or other vertical structure members list, lean or buckle; (B) Damage or deterioration exists to the extent that the building is unsafe; (C) Loads on floors or roofs are improperly distributed or the floors or roofs are of insufficient strength to be reasonably safe for the purposes used; (D) Damage by fire, wind, or other cause has rendered the building or structure dangerous to life, safety, morals, or the general health and welfare of the occupants or the people of the city;

(E) The building or structure is so dilapidated, substandard, decayed, unsafe, unsanitary, or otherwise lacking in the amenities essential to decent living that the same is unfit for human habitation or is likely to cause sickness, disease or injury or otherwise to constitute a detriment to the health, morals, safety, or general welfare of those persons assembled, working, or living therein or is a hazard to the public welfare, safety and welfare; (F) Light, air, and sanitation facilities are inadequate to protect the health, morals, safety, or general welfare of persons who assemble, work, or live therein; (G) Stairways, fire escapes, and other facilities of egress in case of fire or panic are inadequate; (H) Parts or appendages of the building or structure are so attached that they are likely to fall and injure persons or property; (2) A condition exists in violation of the standards set forth in subsection (1) above which condition renders the building or structure unsafe, unsanitary, or otherwise detrimental to the health, safety, morals, or welfare or the people of the city. Declared to be a nuisance. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or permit the existence of any unsafe building in the city; and it shall be unlawful for any person to permit same to remain in such condition. (b) All unsafe buildings are hereby declared to be public nuisances and shall be abated by repair, rehabilitation, demolition, or removal in accordance with the procedures provided in this article. (c) The building official shall enforce the provisions of this article

Parking Violation Examples