Home and Property Maintenance Issues

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A well-maintained home presents a pleasing appearance, enhancing the neighborhood and economy of the community.


  • Maintain exterior appearance by painting areas of your house and garage that have become weathered or where the paint is peeling.
  • Repair all visibly broken or deteriorated items such as light fixtures, window or door screens, walls and fences, etc.
  • Do not hang clothes out to dry on a clothesline in a front or side yard, on a porch, fence or balcony railing. 


  • Regularly water and maintain the landscaping of your property in front of your home, including the city parkway (except trees maintained by the City).
  • Overgrown vegetation that detracts from the appearance of the home and the neighborhood is not permitted. Adequate groundcover is required to minimize erosion.
  • Cut and maintain your lawn and parkway on a weekly basis. High grass or dead lawns contribute to blighted conditions and create a nuisance. It can also make grass fires more dangerous for firefighters and homeowners.
  • To reduce interference with vehicles, pedestrians, water drainage, or street maintenance, trim all vegetation,shrubs, bushes and trees on a regularly so they do not overhang on sidewalks, parkways, curbs or streets.

Residents who leave their lawn and landscaping to become dry and brown, and subsequently die, are at risk of receiving a Code Enforcement violation.


  • Do not park on your front or side yard or anywhere that blocks the sidewalk.
  • Move or store any vehicle that is inoperable out of public view.


  • Don't subdivide your home into more than one residential unit.
  • Before expanding, get approval from the Planning Division at 626-570-5034.
  • Don't convert a garage, shed or other building to living space. It is only safe and legal to live in a garage, attic or basement that has been legally converted to a habitable room with proper building permits. 


  • Remove excessive storage in your garage.
  • Garages are to be used for parking vehicles.


  • All rules apply to permanent and temporary pools.
  • Surround pool with a 6-foot fence having a self-closing gate.
  • Drain pool into the sewer, not into the street or a storm drain.
  • Clean pool regularly. 


  • Store trash/recycling containers out of public view.
  • Place trash, yard waste and recycling containers on the curb for disposal anytime after noon on the day before collection and remove them before 6 a.m. the day after collection.
  • Scavenging or removing items from trash cans or recycling containers is prohibited.
  • Do not throw used motor oil (and filters) in the trash or down any type of drain. Recycle them by taking them to a certified used oil recycling center.
  • Take household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste to a local roundup.
  • For more information on solid waste disposal and recycling, click here. 

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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