Property Maintenance

Outside Property
All exterior property shall be maintained clean, safe, sanitary, and free from accumulated rubbish.
  • Lawns - Property, whether improved or unimproved, including tree lawns, must be maintained free from weeds and plant growth in excess of 6 inches after May of each year.  All lawn areas must be properly seeded and maintained on a continuing basis.
  • Illumination - Outside illumination shall be so placed as to shield excessive light from neighboring residential properties.  Flickering, moving, or intermittent lighting is not permitted.
  • Rights of Way - Goods cannot be displayed within 20 feet of any public street or right of way.
  • Vehicles - Parking on lawns is prohibited.  No unlicensed vehicle can be stored or disassembled except in an enclosed structure.
International Property Code
The City of Broadview Heights has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code. The purpose of the code is to establish minimum standards necessary to make all property and dwellings safe, sanitary, and beneficial to the public welfare by establishing:
  • Standards to protect neighborhoods and communities from blighted and    deteriorated properties
  • Authority to inspect properties and fix responsibilities for owners and occupants of properties, dwellings, and other structures with respect to sanitation, repair, and maintenance
Complaints
Anonymous complaints about zoning violations or property maintenance can be made by calling the Office of Building and Zoning.