The City of Perry Compliance Officer is Mike Ware. The duties of the Compliance Officer include enforcing the Code of Ordinances, including such areas as nuisance abatement, junk and junk vehicles, grass and weeds and snow removal. The Compliance Officer is constantly striving to make Perry a great place to live!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the specifications for lawn maintenance for the City of Perry?
Chapter 52 of the Code of Ordinances regulates grass and weeds. Grass, weeds or brush are required to be cut, mowed and maintained so as not to exceed six (6) inches in developed residential and business and industrial areas, not to exceed eight (8) inches in undeveloped residential areas and not to exceed fifteen (15) inches in agricultural areas.
According to Chapter 135.03 of the Code of Ordinances, it is unlawful for any person to place grass or other yard waste in the street or alley. The Police Department and the Public Works Department will monitor and enforce this regulation.
What are the snow removal requirements for the City of Perry?
Chapter 136.03 of the Code of Ordinances requires property owners in the residential district to remove snow, ice or accumulations within forty-eight (48) hours from when snow, ice or accumulations cease to fall. Property owners in the business district must remove snow, ice or accumulations within twelve (12) hours from when snow, ice or accumulations cease to fall.
If the snow, ice or accumulation is not removed in the specified time, the City may clean the sidewalks and assess the costs against the property owners for collection in the same manner as property taxes.
What should I do if I have a complaint about grass/weeds, snow removal, junk vehicles, etc?
Call Compliance Officer Mike Ware at 515-465-2481 or 515-314-2214. He is a part-time employee, so be sure to leave a message if you do not reach him.
Is there anyone in Perry who performs salvage title vehicle inspections?
The Perry Police Department performs these inspections. The cost is $30.00 per vehicle. Please call 515-465-4636 to schedule an inspection.