Basic Information on Code Violations

What is a Code violation?
Nuisances and eyesores can devalue, detract and degrade the quality of any neighborhood. Some examples of a code violation are:

  • weeds which are more than 12 inches in height, including the easement areas of the lot
  • the storage of any building material, equipment, tires, auto parts, and personal items which are not behind a 100% solid wall and are in public view
  • non-running, unregistered or unlicensed vehicles
  • erecting, replacing, or installing a new fence without first obtaining a zoning permit
  • more than four (4) adult dogs on a lot
  • horses, cows, goats, sheep, roosters, swine and rodents are prohibited in residential areas
  • RV, boat, or trailer parked in front yard
  • installing a shed that is 144 sq. ft. or less without a zoning permit 
  • no address on building
  • parking, storing, or staging of vehicles or items on vacant lot
  • commercial dumpster in a residential area without a building permit
  • peddling or soliciting without a business license

What is NOT a Code Violation?
It is important to distinguish the difference between a real code violation and non-violation. Some examples of what is not a violation are:

  • ugly or unattractive automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, or boats are not a code violation unless they are inoperable (i.e. missing major components, tires, wheels, engines, etc) and/or are parked in the front yard
  • natural grasses on vacant lots which have never been disturbed or do not exceed 12 inches in height
  • social nuisances such as large, noisy gatherings and noisy activities unless they occur before 7AM or after 10PM. Noise complaints should be reported to the Prescott Valley Police Department at 928-772-9267
  • pools which are enclosed with a 5 foot high fence with a self-closing gate and fenced separately from the yard
  • households are limited to 3 garage sales in a 12 month period
  • tree branches encroaching property lines

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