Enforcement of Common Ordinance Violations

Choose from the pages in this section to be directed to the specific information regarding common ordinance violations.
  1. Abandoned Vehicles

    Vehicles parked on a city street for more than 48-hours after the city has affixed a notice to remove may be deemed abandoned and subsequently tagged and towed.

  2. Advertising

    Learn what types of advertising are unlawful within Inkster.

  3. Ball Playing & Basketball Goals

    The obstruction of city streets and sidewalks is prohibited.

  4. Certificate of Occupancy

    An owner who intends to sell his residential or commercial property is required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. A certificate of occupancy is required on all transfer of ownership transactions including land contract purchases.

  5. Commercial Property

    It is unlawful for any person to operate a business within the city without having first obtained a certificate of occupancy and a business license.

  6. Dogs, Licenses, Leashes, Provisions

    All dogs within the city limits must be licensed. Licenses can be obtained from the city's Parks and Recreation Department located at 2025 Middlebelt Road.

  7. Dumping

    It is illegal to dump any substance on any property within the City.

  8. Garage Sales

    A permit from the City Clerk's office is required to conduct a garage sale. Unlawful garage sales are subject to being shut down and citations issued.

  9. Garbage Collection

    Items for garbage collection must not be set out at the curb before 6 p.m. on the day before the collection.

  10. Litter

    Property owners, tenants, and businesses are required to maintain their premises free of litter and debris. Receptacles with lids are required to contain litter and debris from weather and animals.

  11. Notice of Violation

    When an ordinance violation has occurred or there is reason to believe that a violation has occurred, notice of the violation may be delivered personally, posted on the property or sent by first class mail to the address of record.

  12. Noxious Weeds, Grass

    It is the duty of every owner, possessor or occupier of land within the city, or of every person, or firm or corporation having charge of such land, to cut or cause to be cut down all noxious grass and weeds to prevent the noxious weeds from exceeding a height of six inches.

  13. Nuisances

    Storage of nuisances on exterior premises is prohibited.

  14. Parking

    View the common ordinance violations related to parking in Inkster.

  15. Permits, Home Improvements

    Permits must be obtained from the city's Building Department for home improvements that are not cosmetic in nature. Changes that affect the structure, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing system would generally require a permit. Additions and excavations also require a permit.

  16. Property Maintenance

    The city's Property Maintenance Codes require all exterior property and premises to be maintained in a cleaned, safe and sanitary condition.

  17. Rental Property

    The City of Inkster has a rental program that requires all rental properties to be inspected on a three-year cycle. Qualifying properties must be registered with the Building Department as a rental.

  18. Snow Emergency

    A parking prohibition shall automatically go into effect on any part of a snow emergency route on which there has been an accumulation of snow and ice of four inches or more for one hour or more between 6:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. of any day.

  19. Snow Removal

    Every person, partnership, corporation, joint-stock company or syndicate in charge or control of any building or lot of land within the city, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall remove and clear away snow and ice from a path of at least 48 inches in width from the sidewalk fronting or abutting their lot of land.

  20. Unsafe Conditions

    Whenever in the opinion of the code official, there is imminent danger due to an unsafe condition, the code official shall order the necessary work to be done.