- Building & Development
- Property Maintenance
- Common Code Violations
Common Code Violations
Maintaining your property according to standards will do several things for you. Most importantly, it will eliminate safety and health hazards on your property that may affect you, your neighbors, and others, especially young children, which may walk past or wander onto your property.
Additionally, it will create an aesthetically pleasing neighborhood, promote good neighbor policies, show pride in ownership, and more importantly, may very well increase your property’s value. Clean and properly maintained neighborhoods have also shown to reduce crime and criminal intent in a community.
Burning of Materials
Open burning that is offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions or when weather conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous, shall be prohibited.
Debris & Miscellaneous Junk
Debris and junk includes all items and materials that create clutter and litter within the exterior property area.
Garbage & Household Trash
Garbage and household trash generally includes all materials that are animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food.
General Property Maintenance
In general, all interior and exterior property areas shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition.
Grass & Weeds
All exterior property areas shall be maintained free from grass, weeds, or plant growth that exceed 8 inches in height.
Signs & Banners
The purpose of Spearfish’s detailed sign requirements is to protect the uncluttered and unspoiled aesthetics of the area, while allowing for the need for identification of businesses and community activities
A smoke alarm must be installed in every sleeping room and outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. Additionally, a minimum of one smoke alarm must be installed on every level of the home, including the basement. Smoke alarms should be installed at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance to minimize false alarms while cooking.
Failure to clear snow and ice from your sidewalks affects more than just you or the adjoining property owner.
Trees & Branches
Care and maintenance of all trees on private property, and those trees within the public right-of-way abutting private property, shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
Wrecked, dismantled, inoperative, junked, partially dismantled, or unlicensed motor vehicles, on residential property, must be stored behind the front side of a house and screened from view or removed from the property.