General Information

Building permits are required for all buildings, additions or construction that changes the dimension of the building, decks, fences and patios. Forms are available on the website and at the city clerk’s office. The project must be approved by the city zoning administrator before work can begin.

Dog Ordinance – The City Code states it is unlawful for the owner of a dog to disturb anyone by frequent and habitual barking and unlawful to allow an animal to run at large within the city limits.  A copy of the ordinance is available at City Hall.  To report dogs barking or loose call the City Hall.  There is a form to fill out and file.

Mowing  Grass and weeds are to be maintained so as not to exceed the following height specifications:

Developed Residential – not to exceed six inches
Undeveloped Residential – not to exceed eight inches
Business and Industrial – not to exceed six inches
Agricultural – not to exceed twelve inches

City will mow and bill at the following rates

Minimum Fee:   $75.00 for the 1st hour or portion of an hour person

Fee for all time over one hour:      $75.00 per hour per person  (billable in quarter of hour segments)

Administrative fee                            $100.00

Equipment rental fee                      Cost

Do not put yard waste in the garbage.

Open Burning of yard waste only      March 15- June 1     and    Sept. 15- Dec. 1    Fires must be out by dark!

Burning of any trash, leaves, rubbish or other combustible material in any curb and gutter (culverts included) or on any paved or surfaced street or alley is prohibited.  Report illegal fires to the Jones County Sheriff’s office.   Recreational fires are allowed.

Please help to prevent plugging up storm culverts by not putting yard waste into storm or street ditches.  There is no dumping allowed in Little Bear Creek.

Parking  No parking on streets during snow removal.

Sidewalks  Snow and ice must be cleared within 24 hours of snow fall  or the City will clear the snow, without notice to you, and bill you accordingly.


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