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Code Compliance

Common Code Violations

The City of Tigard's policy on code compliance is that all city actions are complaint-driven.

Attractive Nuisances

Possible Violations:
 
  • Lumber piled unstably.
  • Leaning stack of concrete blocks and a large sign.
  • Concrete blocks with ladder aids in climbing.

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.050

Lumber piled unstably. Leaning stack of concrete blocks and a large sign. Concrete blocks with ladder aids in climbing.

Basketball Hoop in Right-of-way

Possible Violations:
 
  • Basketball hoop obstructing the sidewalk.

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.310

Basketball hoop obstructing the sidewalk. Items obstructing the street and sidewalk.

Debris, Rubbish, Refuse - Scattering

Possible Violations:
 
  • Rubbish mars the appearance of the neighborhood.
  • Junk, debris, and refuse detract from cleanliness.
  • Garbage also blows into the surrounding properties.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.230

Rubbish mars the appearance of the neighborhood. Junk, debris, and refuse detract from cleanliness. Garbage also blows into the surrounding properties.
     

Debris, Rubbish, Refuse - Unhealthy

Possible Violations:
 
  • Used oil, uncontained and unsanitary.
  • Garbage and waste, odor and unsanitary conditions.
  • Discarded antifreeze barrels next to apartments.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.010.B

Used oil, uncontained and unsanitary. Garbage and waste, odor and unsanitary conditions. Discarded antifreeze barrels next to apartments.
     

Fences and Walls

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 18.745.050.C
  

Garbage and Putrescible Waste

Possible Violations:
 
  • Unsanitary, inadequate container.
  • Putrescible wastes not stored in a proper container.
  • Garbage in a trailer instead of a proper container.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.240.B

 Unsanitary, inadequate container. Putrescible wastes not stored in a proper container. Garbage in a trailer instead of a proper container.
       

Home Occupations

Possible Violations:
 
  • Unauthorized home business with employees and deliveries.
  • Unauthorized home business with equipment stored on the street.
  • Unauthorized home business with customers.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 18.742.020

 Unauthorized home business with employees and deliveries. Unauthorized home business with equipment stored on the street. Unauthorized home business with customers.

Inoperable Vehicles/Parts

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.220.B
   

Insects and Rodents - Maintaining Grounds/Storage

Possible Violations:
 
  • Garbage and stagnant water attracts mosquitoes.
  • Accumulations of filth and garbage can attract vermin.
  • Garbage piled in the yard amongst toys also attracts pests.

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.150

Garbage and stagnant water attracts mosquitoes. Accumulations of filth and garbage can attract vermin. Garbage piled in the yard amongst toys also attracts pests.

Livestock/Poultry

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.070
  

Maintenance & Repair of Public Sidewalks

Possible Violations:
 
  • Sunken sidewalk.
  • Buckled and sunken sidewalk.
  • Uneven sidewalk panels.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.320

Sunken sidewalk.Buckled and sunken sidewalk.Close-up of uneven sidewalk panels.
   

Noises - Prohibited

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.440
  

Noxious Vegetation

Possible Violations:
 
  • Grass over 10" tall.
  • Weeds over 10" tall and going to seed.
  • Dry grass and weeds over 10" tall, fire hazard.

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.020

Grass over 10" tall. Weeds over 10" tall and going to seed. Dry grass and weeds over 10" tall, fire hazard.

Obstructing Streets

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 10.32.200

Items obstructing the street and sidewalk. Basketball hoop obstructing the sidewalk. Signs obstructing the sidewalk.

Odor

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.010.E
   

Open Storage of Junk

Possible Violations:
 
  • Refrigerators and other appliances stored outside.
  • Vehicle parts and junk stored outside.
  • Household furniture stored outside.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.220

Refrigerators and other appliances stored outside. Vehicle parts and junk stored outside. Household furniture, miscellaneous parts and junk.
    

RVs - Living In/Storage

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 18.730.050.C
   

Sidewalks, Curbs & Planter Strips

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.330

Grass/bushes overgrown, obstructing sidewalk. Grass and weeds over 10 inches tall along planter strip. Grass and weeds over 10 inches tall along sidewalk.
   

Signs

Possible Violations:
 
  • Multiple temporary signs (banner and balloons).
  • Temporary "A-board" sign on sidewalk
  • Temporary banner hung on vehicle.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 18.780

Multiple temporary signs (banner and balloons). Temporary "A-board" sign on sidewalk. Temporary banner hung on vehicle.
    

Stagnant Water/Mosquitoes, Insect Pests

Possible Violations:
 
  • Garbage and stagnant water attracts mosquitoes.
  • Accumulations of filth and garbage can attract vermin.
  • Garbage piled in the yard amongst toys also attracts pests.

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.010.C

Garbage and stagnant water attracts mosquitoes.Accumulations of filth and garbage can attract vermin.Garbage piled in the yard amongst toys also attracts pests.

Streets & Sidewalks - Broken, Debris On, Obstructed

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.310

Landscaping materials stored on the street. Grass and weed debris on the sidewalk. Construction materials stored on the sidewalk and street.
      

Trash Container Maintenance

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.240.A
  

Trees & Bushes

Possible Violations:
 
  • Limbs and branches obstructing the sidewalk.
  • Overgrowth blocking the sidewalk.
  • Limbs blocking the sidewalk from above and the side.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.030

Limbs and branches obstructing the sidewalk. Overgrowth blocking the sidewalk. Limbs blocking the sidewalk from above the side.
    

Truck, Trailer, Bus, Camper, Motor Home, RV, and Boat Restrictions

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 10.28.030

Trailer obstructing view of drivers. Boat stored on street for longer than 10 days. Trailer parked on street, not adjacent to owner's property.
      

Visual Clearance Requirements

Possible Violations:
 
  • Shrubbery blocking view of oncoming traffic.
  • Bushes blocking the visual clearance
  • Hedge blocking view of the corner and stop sign.

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 18.795.030

Visual Clearance, can you see the car coming? Bushes blocking the visual clearance. Hedge blocking view of the corner, and stop sign.

Waste (Rubbish, Garbage) Own Property

Possible Violations:
 
  • Unsightly and offensive junk and garbage in yard.
  • Waste, garbage and household furniture in yard.
  • Junk, discards, vehicle parts and garbage, in yard.
For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.250

Unsightly and offensive junk and garbage in yard.Waste, garbage and household furniture in yard.Junk, discards, vehicle parts and garbage, in yard.
   

Waste (Rubbish, Garbage) Public or Private Property

For details, view this chapter of the Tigard Municipal Code: TMC 6.02.260
 
A Helpful Alternative
Sometimes talking with your neighbor is the quickest way to address a problem. The City of Tigard partners with Beaverton's Dispute Resolution Center to offer free mediation services to Tigard residents.

For more information about this program, please visit the Dispute Resolution Center on the web, contact them at 503-526-2523, or send them an email.


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