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Fences up to 7 feet tall and retaining walls less than 4 feet in height, measured from the grade on the exposed side to the top of the wall, do not require permits. There are other regulations restricting the height of fences and walls.
Contact the building department for more information.
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This is a commonly asked question because the problem occurs in nearly every neighborhood where aging landscape conditions exist. This question is a good example of a civil matter between property owners. We do recommend that individuals attempt to work this out amicably with their neighbor; however, if both parties are unable to resolve the problem satisfactorily, then they have the option of working through the court system, with or without an attorney. You may trim any offending branches/vegetation back to the neighbor’s property line if the trimming does not impact the future life or aesthetic value of the plant.
The adjoining property owner is required to trim all trees and bushes from their property to the street. The City may trim that at the cost of the adjoining property owner.
Yes. Our city ordinance states that grass and weeds over 10 inches high are declared to be a nuisance and must be cut. Noxious vegetation of any height is strictly prohibited. The owner of the property is sent a notice to mow and eradicate any noxious weeds.
Sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after snow has stopped. Residents are required to keep all sidewalks completely clear of snow, ice, and obstructions.
No. Privately owned sporting equipment such as basketball backboard structures, hockey nets, skateboard ramps, and similar items may not be permanently left in the public right-of-way.
The public right-of-way includes the street, sidewalk, and alleys. Residents are asked to put these items back on their private property once they are done using them so that the public and city maintenance equipment may access the area.
Garden/storage sheds need to meet the setback requirements of the city zoning regulations. A shed should by placed far enough away from any wall or fence to allow cutting of grass and weeds.
One-story detached accessory structures (sheds) do not need a permit if the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet. However, you still need to meet all setback requirements from your property lines.
Contact Building Services for additional questions.
Yes. City ordinance requires all buildings and homes to display the city assigned house/address number. Prompt identification is critical In the event of an emergency.
Review the ordinances about proper size, location, and color requirements for proper identification.