Enforcing City Ordinances


Code Compliance Inspectors enforce city ordinances for the following:

  • Any illegal dumping of chemicals or waste in storm drains
  • City sidewalks that are blocked by:
    • Garbage
    • Building materials
    • Merchandise
    • Vehicles
    • Vegetation lower than 8 feet above a sidewalk
  • Conducting business without a city business license
  • Failure to remove hail, snow, or sleet more than 12 hours after the storm
  • High grass and weeds over 6 inches tall
  • Illegal or dilapidated signs
  • Inoperable and unregistered vehicles seen from the street or right-of-way
  • Lack of maintenance of live materials, such as lawn and shrubbery
  • Litter and debris that can be seen from a street or right-of-way
  • Operating a short-term rental without a business license
  • Outside storage, such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, and household items
  • Recreational vehicles parked on the grass or dirt in the front yard
  • Trash receptacles left out more than 24 hours after trash day
  • Vehicles parked on lawns and not approved hard surfaces, such as asphalt or concrete

Code Compliance Inspectors do not enforce ordinances for the following:

  • Abandoned vehicles parked in the street or right-of-way
  • Illegal activity
  • Neighbor on neighbor disputes
  • Stolen property
  • Vehicles parked on street during snow removal months