Property Maintenance

The Community Development Department enforces nationally recognized model codes including a property maintenance code. The property maintenance code applies to all properties in the City and is enforced through complaint response or general inspection.

Once the department has determined a violation exists, the property owner is notified and given a period of time to bring the property into compliance. Failure to remedy a violation can result in advanced legal action and fines up to $1,000.

The amount of time allowed for correction of exterior violations is usually up to 30 days and for interior violations anywhere from 24 hours to 30 days, depending on the nature and seriousness of the violation.
  1. Common Exterior Violations
  2. Common Interior Violations
Common Exterior Violations
  • Accumulations of trash and junk
  • Dead or diseased tree hazards
  • Gutters rusted or hanging loose
  • Illegal dumping
  • Inoperative vehicles on private property
  • Loose and missing roof shingles
  • Missing or deteriorated siding
  • Overgrowth of weeds or grass on vacant or developed lots (including easements)
  • Paint peeling from surfaces needing protection
  • Roof leaks
  • Sheds or fences in disrepair
  • Street number not displayed
  • Vacant, open buildings
  • Violations involving storage or disposal of refuse