Any vehicle which is not currently licensed or legally
operable for roadway use cannot be stored out-of-doors in
Delhi Township. Junk vehicles pose an attractive nuisance
and also threaten the health, welfare and safety of the
public. Furthermore, at no time can a junk vehicle be stored
or parked in the road or road right-of-way.
(Chapter 9, Sec. 9-3)
Fencing regulations are
intended to protect the use and enjoyment of residential property. A
property owner is responsible for ensuring that their fence meets height
and location requirements. In addition, property owners should make
certain that the fence does not create a dead space with any existing
structure, is not constructed with materials such as paneling, barbed
wire, scrap metal or other materials not intended for such use and that
structural members face inwards towards their property. A building
permit is required for all types of fencing.
Within a principal front yard (abutting the primary access street),
perimeter fencing cannot exceed three (3) feet in height unless it
consists of uniform open space and does not obstruct the vision of
traffic, in which case it can go up to four (4) feet in height (e.g.
chain-link). Within a secondary front yard (abutting any street other
than a primary) fencing up to six (6) feet in height can be constructed
if setback at least ten (10) feet from the road right-of-way and
required landscaping is installed. A traditional privacy fence, up to
six (6) feet in height, can enclose an entire side or rear yard, which
does not abut a road, without a required setback from property lines.
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ORDINANCE 39, SECTION 6.2.4, FENCES, WALLS AND SCREENS
(Ord. 39 Sec. 6.2.4)
Keep sidewalks clear of snow, ice and other obstructions
Remember to keep your sidewalks
clear in the winter season. For the safety of the public, ice and snow must be removed from
sidewalks within 24 hours after accumulation. Remember,
school children and other pedestrians depend upon the sidewalks for
safe travel. If you have neighbors who are senior citizens or
are unable to clear their sidewalks, please lend a hand.
Obstructing sidewalks with parked cars or by any other means
is also not permitted.
14, Article II, Sec.
14-33 c, d)
Parking of vehicles on grassy surfaces is prohibited
routine parking of vehicles on lawns or grassy surfaces causes
ground cover damage, detracts from the aesthetic value of
neighborhoods and most importantly may prohibit emergency
personnel from gaining necessary access to a dwelling. All
vehicles must be parked on surfaces paved with approved materials.
The location and size of off-street parking areas must also meet
A Zoning, Article VII, Sec.
Signs, Signs, everywhere signs...
Garage and yard
sale signs are permitted, however, the Township asks that
all such signs be removed directly following the event
and that signs are not placed on the decorative street lamps
in the Downtown area. Selling your home or property? One temporary sign is
permitted for this activity, however, off-site signs,
directional signs, and signs erected in the right-of-way are
prohibited. Finally, in order to maintain the character of
our residential neighborhoods, signs advertising home
occupations are prohibited.
Zoning, Article VI,
Identify your house with visible address numbers
emergency situations it is vital that emergency personnel are able
identify your home or building. In order to ensure this happens,
the Township requires that all buildings have address numbers
affixed to the exterior of the building, placed in a position that
is plainly visible from the roadway. Please do not use
alphabetical numbering such as "one" or "two" as this is not
always readily identifiable.
(Chapter 3, Art. V)
Roadway or road right-of-way parking
time can an unlicensed or inoperable vehicle or a vehicle offered
for sale be parked in the roadway or road right-of-way (e.g.
between the road and sidewalk). Trailers, recreational vehicles
and motor vehicles having a gross vehicle weight in excess of ten
thousand pounds (10,000lb.) are also prohibited from being parked
in the roadway or road right-of-way within residential
(Chapter 17, Art. 3, Div. 2)
Keep your trash in
rubbish and garbage must be placed into covered rubbish containers
between disposal intervals. This process eliminates the danger of
rodent infestation and incidents of blowing trash and debris.
Rubbish containers should not be placed at curbside more than 12
hours prior to scheduled pickup and must be kept in an
inconspicuous place between pick-up times.
(Chapter 3, Article V.1, Sec. 3-87 (i))
transient sales license
Those selling goods or
services door to door or from motor vehicles must obtain a
Transient Sales License from the Township Clerk's Office.
For the safety of Township residents, this enables the
Township to know who is selling goods or services within our
neighborhoods. Charitable, religious, or
school-related activities are exempt from obtaining a
license. If you are met by a solicitor in your
neighborhood who can not provide proof of having a license,
report them to the Sheriff's Department.
All grass and
weeds must be kept below 8" in height
Excessively tall grass and weeds are unsightly, unsafe to the
surrounding public and provide a home for rodents and insects. All
property owners are required to keep their properties mowed a
distance of 165 feet back from the road.
(Chapter 19, Article II, Sec. 19-27)
If you are thinking of
purchasing a temporary or permanent swimming pool, or, if
you already have one please be aware of the following
regulations: A building permit is required for the
installation of any swimming pool which contains over 24
inches of water. Whether the swimming pool is
in-ground, above ground, on-ground, temporary or permanent,
a minimum of a 48" tall barrier will be required to surround
This barrier most commonly
comes in the form of a fence with a latching, lockable gate.
If the walls of a permanent above-ground pool reach or
exceed a height of 48 inches it is not necessary to install
a fence or additional barrier, however, all above or
on-ground pool ladders and /or entrances must be capable of
being secured to prevent access. Please contact the
Department of Community Development for further details.
Zoning, Article VI,
Sec. 6.2.4, 2), d), (2))
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