Common Commercial Property Violations
- Building Numbers & Suite Numbers
- Exterior Facade
- High Grass & Weeds
- Parking Lot Maintenance
- Parking Lot Striping
- Stacking of Vehicles
- Sign Maintenance
- Trash and Debris
Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street. The numbers shall contrast with their background and be a minimum of 6 inches high and minimum 0.5 inch stroke width. Individual suite numbers should a minimum of 3 inches high.
All encroachments (any object, structure, or vegetation) that fail to allow the lawful passage of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on any street, alley, easement, or sidewalk must be eliminated and/or maintained at all times. Overhanging tree limbs or shrubs over the street must be trimmed to the curb and 14 feet high from the ground.
Shrubs, tree limbs, etc. over the sidewalk (on both sides) must be trimmed to the sidewalk and up to eight feet high from the sidewalk.
Painted exterior surfaces must be maintained. Any peeling, flaking or chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted. All masonry surfaces must be maintained. Any cracks, holes or other types of failure must be repaired.
Property owners are responsible for removing graffiti from buildings, fences and any other structures on the property.
Twelve inches is the height limit for grass and/or weeds. This includes the front, back, side yards and right-of-ways (area between the sidewalk and curb).
Also, the grass in any alley and/or easement (area behind the property) must be maintained to the mid-point.
All landscaping must be maintained in a living and growing condition. All landscaping must comply with the City’s Landscaping Ordinance.
Commercial parking lots must be free from potholes and cracks which may contain weeds or other vegetation, or changes in surface grade of one inch or greater. Materials used to repair parking lots must be of similar paving materials.
Parking space striping shall be white. All striping and fire lanes (if applicable) must be maintained to clearly designate those areas.
All vehicles must be parked in marked parking spaces on approved parking surfaces meeting standard requirements for length, width, and drive aisle dimensions.
All drive aisles must remain unobstructed allowing unimpeded access and circulation.
Property owners must repair, maintain, or remove dilapidated, damaged or obsolete signage including sign can or pole/posts.
All properties must remain free of trash and debris at all times. This includes trash in and around dumpster areas and alley/easements.