Code Enforcement



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  1. Yard Maintenance Standards

Maintenance of yards and right of way abutting property is the responsibility of the property owner or renter. The right of way must be free of obstruction caused by tree vegetation, or other objects.

  1. Inoperative Motor Vehicles

Inoperative and/or derelict vehicles are not permitted. A vehicle is considered inoperable if a current tag isn’t displayed and /or it is not fully equipped to legally and safely operate on a public street.

  1. Junk, Trash, and Debris

Junk, auto parts, furniture, trash, tires, building materials, tree trimmings, and any other debris cannot be left in the yard and must be properly disposed of.

  1. Parking

Parking is permitted for passenger cars and motorcycles in residential properties only on a legal driveway or in a garage.

  1. Commercial Equipment

Commercial equipment and vehicles cannot be parked or stored in a residential area unless they are in a fully enclosed structure.

  1. Maintenance of Structures

Exterior building structures and walls shall be maintained in a secure and attractive manner.

  1. Condition of Structures

Any wood, siding, shingles, roof covering, railings, fences, walls, ceilings, porches, doors, windows, screens, and other exterior parts of a structure must be maintained in weather-tight, rodent-proof, sound condition and in good repair. An owner may need to board up a vacant structure.

  1. Outdoor Storage

Outdoor storage is prohibited. You may not keep indoor furniture, household appliances, auto parts, building materials, or any other similar items outside.

  1. Illegal Dwelling Units

Dwelling units added to the interior/exterior of a structure without proper permits are illegal regardless of how long they have existed.

  1. Prohibited Businesses

Most businesses are not allowed to operate in residential areas. Engaging in a business requires a Business License and Zoning approval.

UPDATED: 03/24/2023 AF


ST. CLAIR, MO 63077
Ph: 636-629-0333
Fax: 636-629-6467