Top 10 Code Compliance Facts

  1. Pets
    • Must be contained to the property where they live unless under direct supervision by its owner when in public.
    • All dogs must always be leashed when in public and shall not be allowed to defecate on another’s property.
    • Only three domestic animals allowed per household.
  2. Livestock
    • Livestock, such as chickens and roosters, are only allowed on residential properties zoned as agricultural.
  3. Lawn maintenance
    • Grass must be cut and edged on a regular basis to prevent overgrowth.
  4. Swimming pools
    • Must be secured by a fence with a self-closing latch to prevent unauthorized access.
    • Pools must be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent mosquito breading and other sanitary nuisances.
  5. Outdoor storage
    •  Items commonly used outside such as patio furniture or barbecue grills may be stored on the property in an orderly fashion.
    • Non-yard like items such as furniture made for indoor use or appliances, cannot be stored on the exterior of the home.
  6. Parking
    • All passenger vehicles must be parked on the driveway, under a carport, or inside a garage. No part of a vehicle shall encroach the sidewalk.
    • No commercial vehicles or commercial trucks can be parked on residential property.
    • No derelict, accident damaged, unlicensed, or otherwise inoperable vehicles can be stored on residential property.
  7. Landscaping
    • All trees and hedges shall be maintained in a healthy, neatly trimmed manner.
    • No part of landscaping shall present a hazard to the public or traffic.
    • Only dome-shaped decorative landscape stones are permitted to be used on swale areas.
  8. Property maintenance
    • All properties, commercial and residential, shall be kept in good condition free of blighting factors such as trash, peeling paint, broken windows, and safety hazards.
  9. Bulk trash
    • Bulk trash shall be placed at the curb in a manner that does not impede the roadway or cause damage to cars, mailboxes, trees, or light poles when collected.
    • Trash and recycle cans are to be stored out of public view.
    • Trash and recycle cans are to be removed from the curb after collection.
  10. Fences
    • Must be kept free of damaged or missing sections.
    • Must be secured to prevent unauthorized access.