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City of Troy

500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Ph: 248.524.3300

Common Codes Enforced

Paul Evans



Lawn and Yard Maintenance - Modified City Services


Please sse this page to view the City's position regarding lawn and yard maintenance
 https://troymi.gov/news_detail_T19_R72.php

Abandoned Vehicles in the Street

Motor vehicles parked in the street for over 48 hours can be considered abandoned.  Unlicensed or junked vehicles in the street are prohibited.  Report concerns or questions to Troy Police, 248 524-3477.

Junked or Unlicensed Vehicles

Motor vehicles parked or stored outside on private property shall not be unlicensed or in a non-operating condition for more than 14 days.

You may view the City Code here.


Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste
Trash, recycling, and yard waste should be placed at the curb no sooner than 5 PM on the preceding day.  Food-related waste should be kept in rodent-proof containers with tight fitting lids (no bags).  Collection starts at 7 am on your trash day. Empty containers shall be removed from the curb within 24 hours after trash pickup.

More information can be found here

Buildings & Structures in Disrepair
All buildings, fences, pools, and other structures must be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. Buildings shall not be open to the elements or persons.  Stagnant pool water is prohibited.

Commercial Vehicles in Residential Neighborhoods
In a one family-zoned area, one commercial vehicle is allowed on private property if it is a pickup truck or a passenger/cargo style van. Other types of commercial vehicles, trucks and equipment are permitted on private property provided they are actively performing a service related to the property such as construction activity, delivery vehicles, etc.

You may view the City Code here

Recreational Vehicles
In residentially zoned districts, recreational vehicles can be stored anywhere on the property for up to a 48 hour period. At all other times, recreational vehicles and equipment must be stored inside a completely enclosed building or located behind the front face of the house, and no closer than 3 feet from the side or rear property line. Recreational vehicles cannot be stored or parked on vacant lots.

You may view the City Code here

Garage Sale/Open House/Temporary Signs
Temporary signs are allowed on private property subject to certain limitations, which can be viewed here. Signs that are placed in the public right-of-way (City property) will be removed by the City. Please check the regulations before displaying your sign.

You may view the City Code here

Home Businesses
Home businesses (the City Code calls them Home Occupations) are allowed in One- and Two-Family residential districts subject to certain regulations.  Before starting any home business, we suggest you contact Code Enforcement to discuss your proposal.

You may view the City Code here

Snow Shoveling

Building occupants and property owners are responsible for clearing snow over 2 inches deep, and any ice from the public sidewalks adjacent to their property. Snow and ice should be cleared from the sidewalks within 24 hours following the end of the event which led to their accumulation. For single and two family homes where property is addressed to a non-major thoroughfare, side or rear yard sidewalks adjacent to a major thoroughfare do not have to be shoveled. 
The major thoroughfares are: Adams, Beach, Big Beaver, Coolidge, Crooks, Dequindre, Fourteen Mile, John R, Livernois, Long Lake, Maple, Northfield Parkway, Rochester, South Boulevard, Square Lake, Stephenson, and Wattles.

You may view the Sidewalk Code here

Tall Grass & Weeds
Lawn grass and weeds must not exceed 8 inches height. Ornamental plants and grasses are exempt. Lawns and grasses located between private property lines and roads are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. This includes areas between sidewalks and roads and between fences and roads. If a fence in the back yard separates the property from the road, the property owner should maintain grass on both sides of the fence, up to the edge of the road.

View the lawn and grass maintenance ordinance here

For more information contact 248.524-3364 or planning@troymi.gov.
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