Common Violations

Disabled/Inoperable Vehicles

A disabled/inoperable vehicle is a vehicle that does not display a current license tag and/or is not equipped with all parts that are required to legally and safely operate on public streets and/or can not be driven under its own power. Disabled/inoperable vehicles cannot be stored except in a fully enclosed, legally constructed building.
Article III. Impoundment

Open Storage

Open storage is prohibited. Generally, any equipment, materials or furnishings that would ordinarily not be used outdoors may not be stored outdoors. For example, you may not keep indoor furniture, household appliances, auto parts or building materials outside.

Minimum Housing Standards

All wood, siding, shingles, roof covering, railings, walls, ceilings, porches, doors, windows, screens and any other exterior parts of residential structures must be maintained in weather-tight, rodent proof, sound condition and in good repair. Interior walls, ceilings, floors, doors and hardware must be in sound condition and in good repair. Electrical, heating and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in accordance with local codes and maintained in good and safe repair.
Chapter 18 Buildings and Building Regulations*

Yard Maintenance Standards

Yard maintenance includes any untended growth in excess and maintenance of plant material in any right-of-way abutting the property.
Division 2. Public Nuisances

Junk, Trash &Amp; Debris

Junk, trash and debris are prohibited from being left in the yard and must be disposed of properly. This includes, but is not limited to, junk, auto parts, appliances, furniture, building materials, tires, trash such as discarded paper, cardboard, plastics, etc., and debris such as tree trimmings and fallen limbs.
Division 2. Public Nuisances

Prohibited Businesses

Most businesses are not allowed to operate in residential areas as they disrupt residents and neighborhoods. This means that car and boat repairs, construction of cabinets and furniture and other activities that are not normally carried on in a residential district are prohibited. Remember, engaging in a business requires a local business tax receipt.
Article IV. Occupational License Tax*


The sign regulations deal with prohibited signs, abandoned conforming and non-conforming signs, and signs placed within public rights-of-way. Signage prohibited by the sign regulations includes, but is not limited to, banners, pennants, streamers, balloons, and fluttering devices designed to attract attention, portable signs, temporary point of purchase signs, and signs on vehicles.
Chapter 102 Signs

Commercial Vehicles/Equipment

It is unlawful for any person to park any commercial vehicle, such as semi-trucks and/or trailers, either as one unit or separately, wreckers, tow trucks, box trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks and the like, in any residentially zoned areas within the city. The parking or storage of construction equipment is also prohibited in residentially zoned areas except on property where the sale, rental, servicing or storage of construction equipment is a conditional use or on property where a building permit has been issued and construction is actually in progress.
Division 1. Generally


Motor homes, campers, boats, trailers, etc. may be parked upon the owner's own residential premises as long as they are within applicable setbacks and are not parked in the front yards, street side yards or public rights-of-way.
Division 2. Parking Violations