Property Maintenance Standards

Doing your part to make your property look good helps to enhance our neighborhoods and attract visitors to our businesses. Well-maintained properties benefit both business owners and residents by encouraging lower crime rates, increasing property values, and building community pride.

Residential Properties

  • Do not park or store cars in the front yard, except on a driveway leading to a garage
  • Do not convert garages to living space
  • Keep landscaping properly maintained
  • Keep all buildings properly maintained; repair any peeling paint or plaster
  • Do not leave trash cans on the street except for one day before and one day after your pickup days; do not store trash cans in the front yard
  • Do not store items in your front yard or on your front porch
  • Do not park or store inoperable or dismantled vehicles on your property except in an enclosed garage
  • When holding a yard sale, get a permit from the City and follow all regulations

Commercial Properties

  • Get a business license from the City; all businesses require a license
  • Get a permit from the City for all signs
  • Remove all signs for businesses that are no longer operating; remove all evidence of old signs including filling holes and painting walls
  • Get a permit from the City for all banners
  • Do not place signs or banners in the public right-of-way
  • Keep all buildings properly maintained; repair any peeling paint or plaster, damaged signs, and broken windows
  • Keep parking areas and sidewalks clean and free of trash
  • Remove all graffiti within 72 hours
  • Do not store or display any merchandise outdoors