Code Enforcement - Property Maintenance - Zoning Enforcement
The City of Sharonville is a great place to live because most Sharonville residents and businesses take great pride in their homes, neighborhoods and places of business. However, sometimes these collective efforts are negatively impacted by properties that fall into disrepair, high weeds and grass, garbage and debris accumulation and abandoned or junk vehicles. The City of Sharonville enforces the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) and the Sharonville Zoning Ordinance to make sure Sharonville remains a desirable residential and business community.
Status of Current Violations
If you know of a potential violation, it may have already been reported to the City – check the list below for the status of known Property Maintenance and Zoning violations.
Reporting Potential Violations
When reporting a potential violation, please have the address if possible or other descriptive information if the violation will not be visually obvious from the public street.
Once a potential violation is reported it is added to the list for upcoming inspection to determine if any potential code violations exist. If a violation is found, a written Courtesy Letter or Official Notice of Violation is issued to the owner of the property with a time limit to remedy the situation in a timely manner. If the violation is not addressed and there are not extenuating circumstances, the City can initiate legal action against the owner of the property through the Sharonville Mayor’s Court.
Most Common Property Maintenance Violations
- High Grass and Weeds – Weeds and grass should not exceed eight (8) inches in height. Chapter 521,
- Garbage and Debris Accumulation – Such as paper, trash, garbage, waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, scrap materials such as automobile, trailer or vehicle chassis, parts or sections, or scrap iron, old metal, rope, bottles, lead pipe, paper, rags, stoves, furniture or other waste materials which is or may become noxious, offensive, injurious or dangerous to the public health, comfort or safety. Chapter 521,
- Exterior Structure Maintenance – Buildings and structures must meet the minimum building standards of the International Property Maintenance Code (IMPC). Chapter 1305.
- Inoperable, Junk or Unlicensed Vehicles – Such as junk, inoperable motor vehicles and vehicles with expired registration May not be stored outside in the open must be in a completely enclosed building (not a tarp or vehicle cover). Chapter 1305.
- Vehicle Parking – Vehicles parked in residential areas should be on hard surface i.e. concrete, asphalt, paver surface, not on grass. Chapter 1151
- Accessory Structures – Fences, sheds, accessory buildings and structures shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. Chapter 1305.