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Common Code Violations

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Below is a list of common code violations, with a brief description of each. For more information, please click on the name of the violation and you will be taken to the section of the Municipal Code that covers that violation.

Garage/Yard Sales:  No garage sale can continue for more than 3 consecutive days.

Graffiti: Any property that has been defaced on public or private property is considered a nuisance.  The abatement of such graffiti is the responsibility of the property owner. 

Inoperable Vehicles on Private Property:  Vehicles must be in working condition with all tires inflated and must bear valid license plates on private property.  Inoperable vehicles on private property must be screened from public view by a fence or structure built in accordance with the Berthoud Municipal Code.

Junk / Junkyards: The accumulation of junk is prohibited unless it is screened from public view.  Such accumulation cannot create a condition that is a threat to public health.  Any accumulation of junk that is not a threat to public health, safety and welfare must be screened from public view by a fence or structure built in accordance with the Berthoud Municipal Code. 

Snow and Ice:  Within 24 hours after any snow stops falling, residents are required to remove snow and ice from any public walks adjacent to their property.

Vehicles on Public Streets:  Vehicles parked on public streets must be in working condition with all tires inflated and must bear valid license plate.  Detached trailers on Town right of way are not permitted. Campers, coaches and other vehicles designed for sleeping or dwelling may not be parked on Town right-of-way for longer than four days. Inoperable Vehicles on Town right-of-way are prohibited and are considered a nuisance. 

Weeds and Unsightly Vegetation:  Weeds and non-decorative grasses cannot exceed 12 inches in height.