Site and Property Maintenance Requirements

Property Maintenance

Posting Building Numbers
The numbers must be block or Arabic form, substantially contrasting to the background and at least 4″ in height. Building numbers must also be posted on the back of the structure or on the garage when facing an alley.

Maintenance of Exteriors
All areas of the exterior of home must be maintained including roof, siding, gutters, downspouts and paint.

Maintenance of Garages
Garages must be rodent-proof condition meaning all doors and windows must be intact and must be able to be closed tightly. There can be no holes anywhere in the structure.

Portable Storage Structures Prohibited
Portable Structures, enclosed by walls of fabric or plastic film, are prohibited in residential districts of the City of Green Bay per Section 13-615. Green Bay Zoning Code.  **Structures will be ordered to be taken down.

Maintenance of Fences
Every fence either shall be kept in a reasonably good state of maintenance and repair or shall be removed.

Sump Pump Discharge
Green Bay Municipal Code requires sump pump discharge water to be directed so that it is not a nuisance and not toward a public sidewalk.

Right-of-Way Maintenance

Snow Shoveling
Snow must be shoveled from public walks adjacent to your property within 24- hours of a snowfall. Failure to do so may result in the City removing your snow/ice and billing you.

Driveway Aprons Not Paved
Driveway aprons (from curb to sidewalk) shall be surfaced with 6″ of concrete or with 2″ of asphalt over a 6″ gravel or crushed stone base.

Garbage and Waste Removal

Garbage Set Out
Any solid waste, when placed out for collection, shall be out by 6:00 A.M. from June 1 through August 31 and shall be out by 7:00 A.M. from September 1 through May 31 on the scheduled day of collection, but shall not be placed out more than 12 hours before collection day and shall be removed not more than 12 hours after collection day. Solid waste for collection shall be placed along the curb line immediately adjacent to the property, which has generated the solid waste (not in alleys or on snow banks). When a full day holiday falls on regular workday garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for any days remaining in that week. When disposing of refrigerators and freezers, always remove the doors.
For more information, visit the Operations Division of Public Works.

Solid Waste Collection Between Collection Days
Garbage, recycling, yard waste, or refuse during time period between collection days shall be stored in an enclosed structure or building, or stored in ridged metal or plastic containers (with covers), which are screened from view of the street. Solid waste shall NOT be stored in the front of a building; side of a building; on, under, or along side of a front porch, stoop, steps, landing, accessible ramp, or deck facing the street; or within 15 feet of the right of way except during collection time periods.

Accumulation of Garbage and Recycling
All garbage and/or recyclables must be set to the curb for collection on the next collection day. An accumulation of garbage/litter can result in the City of Green Bay coming and cleaning the property at the cost of the property owner.

Litter
Anti-litter ordinance states that no person shall throw or deposit litter on any occupied private property within the City, whether owned by such person or not. It is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the premises free of litter.

Animal Waste
No person who possesses an animal shall permit such animal to defecate upon any property other than that of its owner or custodian unless the custodian immediately thereafter cleans up and removes such animal excreta from such property. No person possessing an animal shall permit more than 24 hours accumulation of such animal’s manure to remain on property under the possessor’s control. (The City collection service will not pick up animal manure.)

Yard Waste
Lawn clippings, tree cuttings, and other organic yard waste must be disposed of at a designated City drop-off site or composted in a managed manner. Storage of a non-confined mulch pile is prohibited. West Side residents can bring their yard waste to 1470 Hurlbut Street and East Side residents can bring their yard waste to 2530 East Shore Drive. Summer hours (April-November) including weekends and holidays are 8 a.m. to Sunset. Winter hours (December through March) are Saturdays only 8 a.m. to Sunset.
For more information, visit the Operations Division of Public Works.

Exterior Storage

Stored Vehicles
Vehicle(s) stored on a property must be licensed and operable. If vehicles are not properly licensed and operable they must be stored inside or removed from the property. Vehicles not in compliance may be towed at vehicle owners expense and the property owner may be issued a citation.

Parking on Grass
No motor vehicle shall be parked on the grass, except for Packer home games.

Firewood
Wood shall not be considered rubbish where it is stored for residential use under these terms and conditions:
Front Yard Storage. No firewood shall be permitted in a front yard as defined at 13.23(4), Green Bay
Municipal Code.
Rear and Side Yard Storage. Firewood may be stored in a side or rear yard only in the following manner

1. Stacking: All firewood shall be ranked and well stowed, with due regard to stability.
2. Height: Firewood stacks shall not be in excess of 4′ in height unless such stack is adjacent to and amply supported by a fence or structure. Where the firewood is so supported, the stack shall not be in excess of 6′.
3. Setback: No firewood shall be permitted within 4′ of an adjoining property line, unless the firewood is stored in a box or building.

 

Vegetation Maintenance

Unsightly Growth
The owner, occupant, or person in control of any residential lot or property residential lot shall not allow, permit, or maintain the growth of grass, hay, brambles, brush, reeds, rushes, cat tails, or any combination thereof, or any unsightly growth, to a height of over 9″.

Brush
The City of Green Bay removes brush year-round. Branches, limbs and cuttings from trees, and shrubs, stumps shall be cut in lengths of eight (8) feet. Remove root balls. Any size whole, untrimmed natural Christmas trees (without a mounting stand) will be collected.
For more information, visit the Operations Division of Public Works.

Yard Waste
Lawn clippings, tree cuttings, and other organic yard waste must be disposed of at a designated City drop-off site or composted in a managed manner. Storage of a non-confined mulch pile is prohibited. West Side residents can bring their yard waste to 1470 Hurlbut Street and East Side residents can bring their yard waste to 2530 East Shore Drive. Summer hours (April-November) including weekends and holidays are 8 a.m. to Sunset. Winter hours (December through March) are Saturdays only 8 a.m. to Sunset.
For more information, visit the Operations Division of Public Works.

Other

Rummage Sales
Rummage sales shall be limited to a total of no more than 3 events for a total of nine (9) days of operation per calendar year at any residential location.

Recreational Fires
Recreational Fire Guidelines

Feeding of Deer Prohibited
No person may place any salt, mineral, grain, fruit or vegetable material outdoors on any public or private property for the purpose of feeding whitetail deer.