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Important City Ordinances

Tree Ordinance

Permits Required

Permits are required for the removal of ANY tree with a diameter of 8" and greater. This measurement is taken at 4 1/2 feet above ground level. Violators of this ordinance are subject to civil penalties, as outlined in the City's Fee Schedule. Please contact the Planning & Zoning Department for more information. Online tree removal applications may be submitted by clicking the link below:

Tree Removal Application

Dogs

Dogs must have City tags which are obtained at the Police Department. You must provide proof of current rabies vaccination. The fee is $10 ($5 if dog is spayed/neutered). The penalty for not having City tags is $100. The fine for dogs running at large is $100.

Burning Permits

A Burn Permit for yard debris may be obtained online or at the Front Desk and Building Inspections Department at City Hall as well as the Police Department. Check the City website or call City Hall to find out if burn permits are being issued.

Yard Sales

No permit required. Signs must be removed within 24 hours after a sale.

A lake
Photo courtesy of George Demeter

Firearms

It is illegal to discharge a firearm within City Limits.

Fireworks

Fireworks are not permitted. This is a State Law.

Accessory Structures

All accessory structures require a zoning permit. Depending upon certain factors, the structure may also require a building permit. Please contact Planning & Zoning, or Building Inspections for more information. Applications may be submitted online by clicking the link below:

Permit Forms

Boating

Gas-powered watercraft are only allowed on the Big Lake. Electric trolling motored watercraft are only allowed on North Lake, Spring Lake and the Big Lake. For more information, please review the Ordinance.

Vehicle Tags

All vehicles, trailers and campers on your property must display required tags and inspection stickers. Vehicles without tags must be kept under a tarp at all times.

Peddler/Solicitor Background Check Fee

$25 - apply at the Police Department.