The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for inspecting and enforcing health and safety codes outlined in the City Code of Ordinances, which includes the sign ordinances as well as enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance, and the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code. The Code Enforcement Officer responds to complaints and determines if a code violation exists. If a violation exists, the responsible party is contacted and given a specific time frame to correct the violation. If the responsible party fails to correct the violation, the City can abate the violation and/or assess penalties as defined by the specific code.
Penalties for not complying include, but are not limited to, Municipal Court Charges, Fines, and Liens against the Property if abatement fees are not paid.
We frequently post COURTESY NOTICES on properties, they are meant as a neighborly request for the violations checked on the card to be removed. It is NOT a citation.
An example of a COURTESY NOTICE is shown "here”.
Health and Safety City Codes
Trash and Weed Accumulation Prohibited
Section 8-102 Grass and weeds become a violation when they reach 12 inches in height. Property owners are also responsible for maintaining alleyways and right of ways adjacent to their property.
This same ordinance also prohibits the accumulation of trash upon their property. Trash is defined as any refuse, litter, ashes, leaves, debris, paper, combustible materials, rubbish, offal, waste, or matter of any kind or form which is uncared for, discarded or abandoned.
Inoperable vehicle Section 8-301
This covers vehicles anywhere on the property, including driveways. Examples include, but are not limited to: wrecked cars, vehicles that are all or partially dismantled and even vehicles on flats or no tires.
Off Street Parking
Ordinance #746 Vehicles parking off street shall be parked on a permanently hard-surfaced (paved) driveway or parking area, meeting design requirements.
Dead or Diseased Tree Removal on Private Property
Section 14-616 The city shall have the right to cause the removal of any dead or diseased trees on private property within the city, when such trees constitute a hazard to life and property, or harbor insects or disease which constitutes a potential threat to other trees within the city.
Dilapidated Structure/ Unsecured Structure
O.S. Title 11 Section 22-112
It is against State Statutes to allow a structure to remain in a dilapidated state. Examples: holes in the roof, foundation decayed, sagging roof, danger of collapse.
It is against State Statutes to allow an unoccupied structure to remain unsecured. Example: no broken window panes, unlocked or open doors, holes in walls.
Ordinance No. 823
On September 28th, 2017 the City of Guymon passed a Garage sale ordinance, requiring all garage sales be registered.
For more information and to register your garage sale please call 580-338-3396
Garage Sale Ordinance