COMMON CODE VIOLATIONS
It is the homeowner's responsibility to clear vegetation from sidewalks and roadway overhang.
The required vertical clearance is 8 feet over sidewalks for bicycle clearance and 12 feet over roadways for sweeper clearance. Also, trees and shrubbery which are greater than 18 inches in height are prohibited within 10 feet of street lighting poles or within five feet of fire hydrants. Please clear vegetation to meet these requirements from the sidewalks and roadway overhang on your property.
Grass and weeds may not be taller than 12 inches in height on any residential or commercial lots (vacant or occupied).
Yard maintenance requires mowing any untended growth of grass or weeds in excess of 12 inches in height. Brush and woody vines, rank grass, uncultivated plants, and unmaintained vegetation shall be classified as weeds.
The property owners are responsible for the maintenance of plant material between the property lines of the premises and the centerline of any adjacent property, whether public or private,m except as specifically exempted by the City Council.
Property owners, agents, occupants, and renters have the duty and responsibility to keep the property maintained structurally, in good repair, and clean from trash and litter.
All wood, siding, shingles, roof coverings, railings, walls, ceilings, porches, doors, windows, screens, and any other exterior parts of residential structures must be maintained and in good repair. Interior walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and hardware must be in sound condition and in good repair.
Electrical, heating, and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in accordance with local codes and maintained in good and safe repair.
Fences must be kept in good repair and adhere to height standards outline in City code. Fences must be constructed of approved materials. Use of materials such as barbed wire, razor wire, and electrified fencing are prohibited within residentially zoned areas.
A derelict/inoperable vehicle is a vehicle that does not display a current license tag and/or is not equipped with all parts that are required to legally and safely operate on public streets and/or can not be driven under its own power.
Examples are vehicles with flat tires, supported upon jacks, supported with blocks, wrecked, or junked. Derelict/inoperable vehicles cannot be stored except when screened in conformance with the landscaping and fencing code so as to not be visible from any adjoining property and when stored upon an all-weather surface that is accessible from an all-weather surface drive.
Operable vehicles shall be parked on paved driveways or parking areas relating to the garage or carport and on the streets except where specifically prohibited.
Failure to comply may result in Code Enforcement issuing fines.
Parking of recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers is limited to a 72 hour period when parked in the driveway and limited to 24 hours when parked on the street.
Recreational vehicles, boats, jet-skis, ATV, trailers, etc. may be parked upon the owner's own residential premises for no more than 72 hours, unless when screened in conformance with the landscaping and fencing code so as to not be visible from any adjoining property and when stored upon an all-weather surface that is accessible from an all-weather surface drive.
Backflow prevention is key to maintaining a clean water system for the community and a healthier lifestyle for your family.
City ordinance requires that all backflow devices for lawn irrigation systems be tested in even years to verify that they are in good, working condition. A certified technician licensed with the City of Bel Aire is required to inspect and test the vacuum breaker every even year before the first day in June if the system is connected to the public water supply. The system is also required to be rebuilt or replaced upon failure of the backflow testing.
Forms are due on even years to Code Enforcement by June 1st. There is a $5 filing fee.