Code Enforcement

The Ponder Police Department currently handles all code enforcement issues.


Structures

Substandard Structures

In the Town limits, houses and other buildings must meet certain standards as set by the minimum building standards. Buildings that are falling apart are dangerous.

Any building or home that is open and vacant is a violation of Town code. If you own a property that is unoccupied, be sure to keep it closed and secure.

Keep buildings up to code or you could be fined.


Residential and Commercial Grounds

High Grass and Weeds

High grass and weeds give unwanted critters a place to hide and multiply and also are a fire hazard. Keep that yard trimmed, or you could face a fine, as well as a mowing bill from the Town.

Junk and Debris

Old junk, trash, appliances, tires, rubbish, furniture or anything else stored outside can be dangerous and hazardous. It just doesn't look good, either.

Clean it up, throw it out or store it properly. Otherwise, you might find yourself with a fine.

Junk Vehicles and Vehicle Parts

A vehicle that does not run is illegal if it is visible to the public and does not have current license and inspection and is either wrecked or dismantled.

Junk vehicles can be towed by the Town - never to be returned - and earn you a fine.

Stagnant Water

Dirty standing water gives mosquitoes a place to breed and grow. Dump or treat pools, flowerpots, buckets, birdbaths or any place water can accumulate. Otherwise you could face a fine.


Zoning Issues

Residentially zoned properties are for residences only - not for businesses, junkyards, outside storage, illegal fences, auto repair shops, etc. Illegal uses of zoned areas can result in a fine.