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Harrisburg relies primarily on complaints for Code Enforcement. We issue violation notices for such things as:
- inoperable or unlicensed vehicles,
- vehicle parts (including tires),
- building materials,
- discarded appliances or furniture,
- parking on lawns in front of or beside homes,
- campers, boats, or trailers parked on City streets for more than 24 hours,
- campers and other vehicles obstructing sidewalks,
- unfenced swimming pools, and
- property maintenance violations such as peeling paint and damaged trim or siding.
This is all done to keep people safe and keep our City looking good!
Also as a reminder, our neighborhood parks are open from dawn until dusk and no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
CHAPTER 7.05 - PARKING, STOPPING
7.0501 Parking Prohibited in Certain Places. At any time it shall be unlawful to permit any vehicle to stop, stand or park in any of the following places, except where necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a law enforcement officer or traffic control sign or signal:
A. Within an intersection;
B. On a crosswalk;
C. Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant;
D. In front of a private driveway;
E. Within fifteen feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or EMS building, or directly across the street from such entrance, except personal vehicles of emergency personnel;
F. On or over a sidewalk;
G. Within fifteen feet of inside boundary line of the sidewalk, or if no sidewalk is in place, within twenty-five feet of the intersecting roadway, except that this provision shall not apply to alleys;
H. Parking against direction of traffic on through streets.
I. Parking of any vehicle on any City street for the purpose of camping or sleeping.
J. No person shall park any recreational vehicle on any street within the City for a period longer than twenty-four hours during the months of May through September. Such recreational vehicles shall be prohibited from parking on any street within the City during the months of October through April. For purposes of this Section, recreational vehicle is defined to include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
1. Cargo trailers, whether open or enclosed;
2. Travel trailers;
3. Pickup campers or coaches;
5. Camping trailers;
6. Boats and boat trailers;
7. Snowmobiles and snowmobile trailers;
8. Jet skis and jet ski trailers;
9. Golf carts and golf cart trailers;
10. All-terrain vehicles and all-terrain vehicle trailers;
11. Dirt bikes and dirt bike trailers; and
12. Any other recreational equipment or cases, boxes or items used to store or transport such recreational equipment.
K. In front of, or within 15’ on either side of, a mailbox during daylight hours.
L. Parking of any inoperable or unlicensed vehicle on any City Street.
For purposes of this Section, “any street” means any and all locations within public rights of-way within City limits. Movement of a recreational vehicle to a different location within City limits than the originally-cited violation location does not restart the 24 hour parking limit. Section amended by Ordinance 2022-08, effective May 18, 2022.
Lawn Mowing Season
Please keep your lawn mowed and the weeds pulled or sprayed. Remember that you are responsible to mow and maintain the boulevard or ditch area between your yard and the adjacent street driving surface. We issue tall grass violation notices when grass exceeds eight inches in height. A yellow door hanger is placed on your door giving notice of the violation and date required to be abated. Failure to abate may result in the issuance of a citation for a $150 fine and/or abatement of the nuisance at your expense (and abatements are very expensive). We also issue violation notices for concentrations of weeds and noxious weeds.
No person shall throw or deposit litter or yard waste upon any street or other public place or upon private property within the City. Please do not blow or mow your yard clippings into the city streets and gutter, you may be subject to a fine.