Common Code Issues
No person or household shall own or harbor more than 3 dogs 6 months of age or older and one litter of pups.
It is unlawful to allow any animal or fowl to be or to run at large within the city. The animal may be impounded and boarding fees and fines will apply.
Every owner of any dog over six months of age shall annually register the dog with the city clerk. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required. A registration fee will be collected and a tag issued. The registration year runs from January 1 to December 31. A penalty is in effect if not registered before March 1.
It is unlawful for any person to keep, possess or harbor a vicious animal within the city. Pit bulls and Rottweiler's, whether pure bred or mixed, are prohibited.
It is unlawful to allow weeds and grasses to have a blighting influence on the neighborhood. It is presumed to be blighting if they exceed 12 inches in height. The premise consists of the area between the property lines and the centerline of any adjacent street and/or alley.
It is unlawful for any person to maintain or permit any motor vehicle nuisance within the city. A motor vehicle nuisance is any motor vehicle which is not currently registered or tagged, is parked in violation of the city ordinance, is incapable of moving under its own power, or is in a junked, wrecked or inoperable condition.
This ordinance regulates and restricts the location and use of buildings and the uses of land within each district for residential, commercial, industrial, and other purposes. Check with the City Office before opening a business to make sure it conforms to the zoning ordinance.
Building permits are required for all new construction, additions, garages, sheds, fences, decks, patios, pools, sidewalks, sprinkler systems, and carports. Interior remodeling, finishing basements, windows, siding, roofs, and landscaping do not require a permit. Check with the Clerk's Office before beginning a project if you are unsure a permit is required. At this time, there is no charge for building permits.