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Common Code Violations
Yard Maintenance Standards
Yard maintenance is the responsibility of every property owner and includes regular maintenance of overgrown areas. Dead trees and limbs must be removed and vegetation and trees trimmed so as not to impair vision or obstruct the travel of motorists.

Inoperative Motor Vehicles
Disabled and/or unlicensed vehicles cannot be stored on the premises unless located in a garage. A disabled / unlicensed 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 cannot be driven under its own power.
Junk, Trash & Debris
Junk, trash or debris cannot be left in the yard and must be disposed of properly. This includes auto parts, appliances, furniture, building materials, tires, trash such as discarded paper, cardboard, plastics and debris such as tree trimmings and fallen limbs.
Residential Parking
All currently licensed autos, trucks and vans must be parked in a driveway or a permanently designated area attached to the driveway. There should be no parking in the front yard.
Recreational Vehicles, Boats & Trailers
Recreational vehicles, boats, trailers and the like must be parked in a screened area behind the front structure line of the main dwelling and must be for the resident’s individual use. One side yard must be left unobstructed.

Prohibited Vehicles
Vehicles that are greater than 22 feet in length or 8 feet in height are prohibited in residential districts. Also prohibited are: flatbeds, step vans, farm or industrial equipment, dump trucks, buses and similar vehicles.
Outdoor Storage
Outdoor 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 equipment outside.
Illegal Dwelling Units
Dwelling units that have been added to the interior or the exterior of a structure without proper permits are illegal regardless of how long the units have existed.
Prohibited Businesses
Office type uses may operate in a residential area. Non-office uses such as car and boat repairs, construction of cabinets and furniture and other activities are prohibited. Employees other than the resident and/or on-site customers are prohibited. Remember, engaging in a business requires a business tax receipt.
Condition of Structures
The maintenance of a structure is the responsibility of the property owner. Any wood, siding, shingles, roof covering, railings, fences, walls, ceilings, porches, doors, windows and screens, and other exterior parts of a structure must be maintained in weather tight, rodent proof, sound condition and good repair.

The property owner is responsible for maintaining secure windows, doors or other openings that cannot be readily opened from the outside. An owner may need to board up a vacant structure if a break-in occurs. Security boards should be made of exterior grade plywood painted in a neutral color that blends inconspicuously with the exterior colors of the building.