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Code Compliance FAQ


 

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Code Compliance FAQ

 

 

1.) How high can I let my grass grow before it needs to be cut?

2.) What can I store outside of my house?

3.) Where can I store my recreational vehicles?

4.) What about the exterior of my house?

5.) What kind of signs can I place in front of my house?

6.) What if I want to make improvements to my home?

 

 

 

 

1.) How high can I let my grass grow before it needs to be cut?

 

Grass may not be allowed to exceed eight inches in height.  The Village may cause the grass to be cut and the service billed to the property owner. In addition, hedge heights must not exceed seven feet.

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2.) What can I store outside of my house?

 

Outside storage of refuse, inoperable, unlicensed or derelict vehicles are prohibited.  Such vehicles may be cited and towed away at the owners' expense.

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3.) Where can I store my recreational vehicles?

 

Property owners may keep one recreational vehicle, either a camper or trailer on their property.  This camper (or trailer) must be stored in the side yard, set back from the front wall of the residence, or in the rear yard.  If the vehicle is stored in the rear yard, it must be at least ten feet from the rear property line and may not encroach onto the side yard setback.  The maximum length of the vehicle is twenty feet.  The maximum height is ten feet.  Boats must not exceed twenty feet in length, 96" in width, and 13'6" in height.

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4.) What about the exterior of my house?

 

Village codes require that your house be painted and be kept free of mildew, chipping and peeling.

Traffic obstructions such as pyramids are prohibited because they pose a safety hazard.  Landscaping in the rights-of-way, next to driveways or on corners must be kept trimmed to allow drivers to view approaching traffic.  A maximum height of 36" is allowed for any plants, wood fences, walls or other landscape features next to driveways and on corners.

All structures, except fences and walls must meet setback requirement.  Fences and walls may not obscure vision next to driveways and must not exceed the 36" requirement if in a safe distance triangle.

Pools must have fences at least 4 feet in height and must have self-closing, locking gates.  Pool fences must be located entirely on the property where the pool is located.  Neighbor's fences do not qualify.

Air conditioning equipment must be in the rear of the yard.

Accessory buildings such as sheds may not be closer to 5 feet of the property boundary within RU (residential unit) zones.

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5.) What kind of signs can I place in front of my house?

 

All signs are prohibited in the rights-of-way, on utility poles, fences and trees.  Real estate signs in single family zones are limited to 120 square inches in size and must be located at least 10' from the property line.

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6.) What if I want to make improvements to my home?

 

Homeowners are strongly encouraged to obtain the services of licensed contractors only.  Please be sure to obtain a permit before commencing work.  For more information, call the Building Department at 305-795-2204

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