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Code Compliance

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Our neighborhoods are the environment in which we live and raise our families. Nuisances can devalue, detract, and degrade the quality of any neighborhood. Recognizing the importance of protecting the home environment, the City has adopted Municipal, Development and International Codes that govern the use and maintenance of private property.

Code Compliance Division

The Code Compliance Division enforces a broad range of public health and safety regulations including housing, public nuisance, and other codes that are designed to maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment, carry out land use policy, and preserve the quality of life standards that residents and businesses enjoy in our community. The Division promotes voluntary compliance with fair and consistent enforcement practices. 

          Report Code Violation             Municipal Code Book



Most Common Violations 

  Commercial Vehicles & Trailers

Large trucks and trailers, or other major transportation equipment can not be parked in any yard between the building line and public street in any residential zone.

  Inoperable Vehicles

  Abandoned Vehicle
Vehicles of any type in inoperable condition with expired license tags parked or stored on any residential zoned premises must be stored in a completely enclosed building or carport. Vehicles that can not meet these requirements must be removed from the property and relocated to a lawful area of storage within seven (7) days.

  Overgrown Yards High Grass

  Overgrown Yard
Homeowners or tenants are responsible for keeping their lawns mowed. Unsightly high grass and weeds pose a fire hazard, block visibility for drivers, harbor rodents, snakes and contribute to pests like mosquitoes and chiggers. City code requires property owners to keep grass and weeds in their yards under 12 inches.

  Recreation Equipment

  RV in Driveway
Major recreational equipment can not be parked or stored on any lot, street, or other public right-of-way in a residential district except in a carport or enclosed building or behind the building line of that portion of the primary building closest to the street. Major recreational equipment is defined as including boats and boat trailers, travel trailers, pick-up campers or coaches (designed to be mounted on automotive vehicle), motorized dwellings, tent trailers, and the like, and cases and box used for transporting recreational equipment, whether or not occupied by such equipment.

  Roll Cart

Roll carts should be placed at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day and should be removed from the street by 7:00 p.m. the same day. Roll carts not removed from the street after 7:00 p.m.may be tagged and the customer charged $5.00 for removal of the cart by City staff.

  Rubbish & Unsightly Material

  Trash in Yard
No person, owner, or occupant of any property in the city may not allow such property to be maintained in a manner allowing for the accumulation of brush, rubbish, weeds, debris or other unhealthy or unsightly material or conditions which constitute a public nuisance. Exterior property must be maintained free from weeds or grasses in excess of twelve inches. All trees and shrubs must be under seven-feet in height which are not cultivated and cared for by the property owner or person controlling the property.


  Signs in Right of Way2
Certain signs can not be placed, installed, erected or constructed on any property within the City of North Augusta without prior approval. Temporary signs do not require approval but must announce or promote a temporary cause or event and can not be erected no sooner than thirty (30) days prior to the event and must be removed forty-eight (48) hours following completion of the event.Signs found to be in violation of this section or placed within public property or right of way may be  removed without prior notification to the property owner.

  Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are required to have barriers a minimum of 48-inches high. Pools must be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition and in good repair at all times.



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