Common Property Maintenance Violations

Have you ever wondered what kinds of violations the Property Maintenance Division deals with the most?

As a homeowner, renter, or neighbor you can help keep our neighborhoods safe and clean.

Common Violations

Common Maintenance Issues

Excessive Weeds or Overgrowth

  • Grass and weeds cannot be over 8 inches tall.
  • Trees and bushes must be trimmed and well maintained.


  • Garbage, trash, dead trees, and debris must be removed from your property.
  • Garbage or trash cannot be set on the curb for pickup before 4:00 PM on the day before your scheduled collection day.
  • After collection day all trash cans should be removed from street view.

Exterior Painting & General Repair

  • The exterior of your buildings should be painted if it is not already or repainted if the paint is peeling or cracking off the house.
  • Windows should be in working condition. They cannot be blocked or boarded up.
  • All properties should be secured from the weather and trespassers.

Basic Property Standards

  • The structure must be in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • It should have all basic services such as safe electrical, heating and plumbing.
  • There should be exits, floor space, ventilation and light.
  • Porches and stairs must be structurally sound.
  • The property must be free of trash, vermin and any other health hazard.
  • The house numbers need to be at least 4 inches and posted.
  • Large appliances or other kinds of salvage items/equipment should not be stored outside.


  • Vehicles that don't work cannot be parked on residential property
  • Tow trucks, dump trucks, semi-tractors and trailers, back hoes, high loaders, or other heavy dirt moving equipment in a residential area.
  • Vehicles must be parked on surfaces paved with cement, black top or existing gravel.
  • Vehicles must be up-to-date on required registration. The plate must belong to the vehicle and be visible.

Enforcement Process

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