Nuisance

Junk

Nuisance Complaints within the city limits of Fort Dodge include:

  • Junk in yards, including: garbage, debris, construction materials, tires, mattresses, household furniture, appliances, tvs, brush piles and etc.
  • Tall grass/weeds that have grown to over 10" in length
  • Vehicles, including: junk, unlicensed or parked in the front yard on the owner's property
  • Property Maintenance Code violations

All of the above complaints can be logged through Connect Fort Dodge.

Please note that vehicles parked on the street for more than 24 hours or vehicles parked across sidewalks should be reported to the Police Non-Emergency number ((515) 573-2323)

Issues not addressed in nuisance code:

  • Sump pumps (Contact Engineering)
  • Garbage or recycling receptacles (Contact Public Works)
  • Animal waste (Contact Police Non-Emergency)
  • Junk or unlicensed vehicles in the right-of-way area and street (Contact Police Non-Emergency)
  • Generators/noise complaints (Contact Zoning or Police Non-Emergency)
  • Living in campers (Contact Zoning)
  • Maintenance of City owned properties (Contact Business Affairs regarding structures and Parks and Rec for grass/trees and City parks)
  • Repair shops or businesses run out of a home (Contact Zoning)

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