Types of Violations

To view information about types of Code Violations click on a topic below.

Fence Maintenance

Fences must be maintained in a structurally sound condition. Property owners may be required to repair or remove fences leaning 20 percent or greater near a public right-of-way.

Garbage and/or Trash Containers

Garbage cans can be placed up to 24 hours in the public street, not on the sidewalk, to accommodate trash removal. Garbage cans must be stored in areas not visible from the street, and lids must be used to minimize odors and keep pests away.

Hazardous Trees

Residents are required to mitigate (prune or remove) a tree that is dead, broken, diseased or infested by insects from their private property when said tree presents a threat or hazard to people, property or other vegetation if it were to fall.

Home-Based Business

  • Must have a City Business License
  • Must be done entirely within the home
  • Must be conducted by residents of the dwelling
  • May have one employee that does not live on site
  • May not store materials/inventory outside
  • Must maintain the appearance of a home and not generate excessive traffic that disrupts the character of the residential neighborhood
  • No advertising on site

View the Home-Based Business Information Handout(PDF, 654KB) or read section 12-2-404 of the Land Development Code (LDC) for home-based business standards. If you are thinking of opening a Home-Based Business, check with Code Compliance to determine if the business is permitted.

Junk or Inoperable Vehicles

Junk or inoperable vehicles may not be parked or stored on private property visible from any public or private property.

Please note any junk or inoperable vehicles located on a public street are addressed by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at 303-795-4711.

Noxious Vegetation (Harmful Weeds)

Noxious weeds are prohibited on all land within the City and must be eradicated by an approved method. Please contact a Code Compliance Officer (303-325-8000) for more information on preferred methods.

Noxious Weed Brochure(PDF, 804KB)

Outdoor Storage known as Stockpiling

Property must be free of junk, debris, garbage, scrap, salvage materials, tires, inoperable equipment, broken household equipment and furnishings, and other stockpiled items.

Overgrown Grass and Weeds

Grass and weeds may not exceed 8 inches in height on a property or any adjoining planting strips and alleyways.

Right-of-Way Obstruction

No item, object or vegetation may be stored, placed or maintained on public sidewalks or roadways within the City including vegetation within 8 vertical feet of a sidewalk or 15 vertical feet of a roadway.