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Code EnforcementCode Enforcement works to identify violations of Edmond’s municipal ordinance and state laws within the Edmond City Limits. We seek voluntary compliance from citizens to help maintain the quality of the community. Once a code violation is identified, the responsible party is notified to take corrective action.
In addition to working health, safety and welfare ordinance violations, Code Enforcement also monitors oil wells, pipelines, and administers a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program for commercial uses. Inspections are made to insure municipal ordinances and state laws are adhered to.
Common Code Violations
- Tall grass or weeds that are over 12" in height.
- Parking on the grass – All vehicles must be parked on a sealed surface, such as concrete or asphalt.
- Inoperable vehicles – No inoperable, dismantled, or wrecked vehicle is allowed on private property.
- Trash – No trash or abandoned, discarded items are allowed on private property.
- Unfenced swimming pools – Swimming pools must be fenced with at least a four (4) foot tall fence.
- Public Nuisances - Such as unsecured property, holes in the ground, stagnant water and any other items which are a danger to the public health, safety and welfare.
- Zoning Violation – Businesses operating illegally from residence, open-display, too many dogs (kennels), farm animals, commercial vehicles in residential areas, etc.
- Job Site Erosion Control.
- Property Maintenance Code issues – Fencing, broken windows, broken garage doors, painting, roofing, hot water, etc.
- Occupied recreation vehicle on property.
- Signs in right-of-way and on utility poles.
- Broken sewer service lines.
- Water waste and water rationing regulations.
- Visit the Signs page to learn more about obtaining a temporary sign permit.
- What do I do if my neighbor's dog is barking too loud?
- If you are concerned that the animal in question is disturbing the peace, please contact the City of Edmond Non-Emergency Police number at (405) 359-4494 to report your concern.
- If you are concerned about the welfare of an animal, please call the City of Edmond Animal Services Department at (405) 216-7615.
- Can I raise chickens in Edmond's city limits?
Please call the City of Edmond City Clerk’s office at (405) 359-4555 or visit their webpage for further information.
- Do I need a permit to build a shed?
Please call the City of Edmond Building Department at (405) 359-4780 to find out if you need a building permit.
- What can I do if my neighbor will not fix his part of a shared fence?
According to the City of Edmond municipal code fences cannot be in a state of disrepair. Since we do not know who is responsible for which part of the shared property, both neighbors could be ticketed for not keeping their fence in good repair. Any conflict concerning responsibility for upkeep of the fence is a civil matter.
- What if we have an abandoned house in our neighborhood?
If the abandoned house is not secured (i.e. broken window or doors) or has tall grass or weeds, please call the Code Enforcement office to report the address at (405) 359-4793.
- What if I have a complaint about my landlord not fixing my rental property?
Rules and regulations concerning landlords and rental property fall under the Landlord Tenant Act and are not under our jurisdiction. Please call the Apartment Association of Central Oklahoma at (405) 720-6646 or the Metropolitan Fair Housing Council at (405) 232-3247 for assistance with these issues.
- Can I hang pennants on my property?
Pennants are not permitted within the Edmond City limits.
- Are tree branches considered trash?
Tree branches are not considered debris while they are still attached to the tree, however once a tree branch falls on the ground it does become trash and should be removed.
- Why did I receive a Code Enforcement letter about the furniture I place in my yard?
The only furniture that may be placed in the yard or outside on the porch are those that are specifically made for outdoor use. Indoor furniture will not hold up to the wear and tear of our Oklahoma weather.
- What if I cannot find someone to haul off my trash?
If you are unable to get assistance with disposing of your debris, you can schedule a bulk pickup with the City of Edmond Utility Customer Service Department. There is a fee for the bulk pick up that will be charged to your next utility bill. Please call the City of Edmond Utility Customer Service Department at (405) 359-4541 with this request.
- What can I do if someone dumps trash or tree limbs on my property?
According to the City of Edmond Municipal Code it is illegal for anyone to dispose of debris in this manner, please call the Code Enforcement office to report the illegal dumping at (405) 359-4793.
- What can I do if I see someone dumping trash or yard waste in a drainage ditch?
According to the City of Edmond Municipal Code it is illegal for anyone to dispose of debris in this manner. To get prompt assistance with this issue please contact the City of Edmond Engineering Department at (405) 359-4770.
- What can I do if I see someone dumping their trash in my dumpster?
According to the City of Edmond Municipal Code, it is illegal for anyone to dispose of debris in this manner, please call the Code Enforcement office to report the illegal dumping at (405) 359-4793. If you catch someone in the act, please try to get the company name or vehicle tag # so that we can enforce this ordinance.
- What can I do if I see someone dumping their trash beside the road?
According to the City of Edmond Municipal Code, it is illegal for anyone to dispose of debris in this manner, please call the Code Enforcement office to report the illegal dumping at (405)-359-4793. If you catch someone in the act, please get try to get the company name or vehicle tag # so that we can enforce this ordinance.
- How tall can my neighbor's grass grow before they have to mow?
Grass or weeds cannot be above 12” in height as they can provide a hiding place for snakes, rats, spiders or other vermin. Tall vegetation can provide ticks, mosquitoes and other insects a place to multiply.
- What if the City of Edmond rainwater detention area needs to be mowed?
Please call (405) 359-4793 to report this concern.
- What can I do if my neighbor’s tree limbs are growing over my fence?
As a property owner, you have the right to trim trees or bushes that encroach onto your property. Any tree limbs or branches cut off become debris to be disposed of. Please call the Code Enforcement office with any questions at (405)-359-4793.
- What can I do about a vehicle that is parked in the street without being moved?
Please call the Non-Emergency Police line at (405) 359-4494 to report the vehicle.
- Does a flat tire make my vehicle inoperable?
A vehicle with a flat tire is considered inoperable since it cannot legally be driven on the streets.
- What can I do about a vehicle parked in my neighbor's driveway without being moved?
The City of Edmond has no ordinance for vehicles that are legally parked in the driveway. The only reason that Code Enforcement would get involved would be if the vehicle is visibly disabled.
- Can my neighbor allow someone to live in the travel trailer in their driveway?
The City of Edmond does have an ordinance addressing this issue. Please call (405) 359-4793 to report this to the Code Enforcement office.
- Can you park a trailer in the street?
Any trailer that is parked in the street without a tow vehicle attached is considered a dangerous object in the street right of way. Please call (405) 359-4793 to report this to the Code Enforcement office.
- Can my neighbor operate a business from their residence?
In essence, a service-based business can operate from a residential address. Home-based businesses cannot offer wholesale or retail products for sale, cannot have employees coming or going, and cannot display merchandise for sale. The home-based business should not change the characteristics, peace or tranquility of the neighborhood.
- What if I have an issue concerning a Home Owner's Association Covenant?
The City of Edmond Municipal Codes and Ordinances are not subject to any Home Owner's Associations' Covenants and we do not enforce any Home Owner's Associations' Covenants or bylaws.