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Contact the Action Center to ask questions or report non-emergency code violations, such as high weeds, abandoned vehicles or other neighborhood problems. For a police or public safety emergency, dial 9-1-1. For a water or sewer emergency, dial (405) 297-3334.
Outside storage in a residential area is prohibited. (The only commercial district that allows outside storage is C-4.) To find out about a property’s zoning, log on to www.okc.gov/planning or call the Action Center at (405) 297-2535. Municipal Code Chapter 59, Section 9350.47
The number one complaint from people across the city is high grass and weeds. City ordinance defines grass to be in violation when it reaches a height of 12 inches. Property owners are also responsible for maintaining alleys and right-of-ways adjacent to their property. Municipal Code Chapter 35, Section 63
Property owners are required to keep their property, including alleys and right-of-ways adjacent to their property, clean and free from trash. Trash is defined as, but not limited to, refuse, litter, debris, or any other matter that is uncared for, discarded or abandoned. Municipal Code Chapter 35, Section 103
Property owners are required to keep their property in good repair and properly maintained. Examples include but are not limited to roofs, fences and painted surfaces. Municipal Code Chapter 24, Article IV
Dilapidated and unsecured structures not only pose a safety hazard to the community they are a violation of Oklahoma State Statues. Dilapidated structures are those with foundation damage, collapsing roof, major structural damage and decay. Unsecured structures are those with broken windows, unlocked or open doors and holes in the roof or outer walls. Title 11, Oklahoma State Statute, Section 22
Inoperable vehicles are not allowed on public or private property, including driveways. Examples include wrecked cars, vehicles partially or completely dismantled, rusted, junked or abandoned. Vehicles with flat or no tires or with an expired or missing tag are also included. Municipal Code Chapter 35, Section 37
Big Blue can be put at the curb after 7 p.m. the day before collection day and must be wheeled back and legally stored at the side or rear of the structure, no later than 8 p.m. the day after collection. Municipal Code Chapter 49, Section 45