Mark Colton, Compliance Officer
Cell Phone: 515-314-2214
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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!
Compliance Volunteer Program
The City of Perry is partnering with volunteers to provide compliance assistance for those less able to act on their own and unable to afford or find help. Please see the Program FAQ for more information.
If you require assistance, please complete a Compliance Assistance Request Form
If you would like to volunteer, please complete a Volunteer Intake Form
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 shall be cut, mowed and maintained as not to exceed the following height restrictions:
Residential Areas – Not to exceed eight inches (8”)
Business and Industrial Areas - Not to exceed eight inches (8”)
Agriculture Areas – Not to exceed fifteen inches (15”)
Grass, weeds and brush which are allowed to grow in excess of the above specified limits will be deemed to be in violation of this ordinance.
Any property within the City of Perry, whether vacated or non-vacated, with grass, weeds or brush over the limits listed above on the first (1st) Wednesday of the month and the third (3rd) Wednesday of the month in the months of May, June, July, August, September and October, will be mowed by the City of Perry AND will be charged a fee. If payment is not received, the cost will be assessed to the property.
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 City Hall 515-465-2481.
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.