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Common Code Violations
The Code Enforcement Division is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of citizens through education and fair and consistent enforcement of city codes. These ordinances address a variety of concerns including blight, unsanitary conditions, fire hazards, and unsafe structures. Left unmanaged, these issues can lead to public health hazards as well as conditions that impact the property values in your neighborhood.

For your convenience, please use our online complaint form or myAvondale smartphone app to report a suspected code violation.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information. You may also view our "Common Code Violations" informational brochure:  ENGLISH | SPANISH

Accessory Structures
Accessory structures, such as detached garages, fences, walls, storage sheds and storage buildings must be structurally sound, free from blight and in good repair. If you plan to make alterations to an existing accessory structure, or construct a new one -- a building permit may be required from the city. For more information on obtaining a building permit, please contact Development Services at (623) 333-4000. 
Commercial Vehicle Parking 
Within residential zoning districts, the parking of commercial vehicles is limited to one (1) commercial vehicle with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of not more than ten thousand (10,000) pounds.
Debris and Rubbish
Your property must be kept free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. All rubbish, trash, and debris must be in approved garbage containers except trash that has been properly placed for monthly bulk trash collection. For more information on the proper placement of bulk trash, please contact Solid Waste Services at (623) 333-4700. 
Fences, Screen Walls, and Retaining Walls
All fences and walls must be structurally sound, safe, made of same material, and uniform in color and structure. They must not be a hazard, blight or in a condition of disrepair. 
Inoperable Vehicles
Vehicles that are wrecked, abandoned or in disrepair may not be stored in public view on your property. 
Leaf Blowers
The use of leaf-blowers to move landscape materials or dust into a public roadway is prohibited. For more information on proper leaf blower usage, please see the leaf blower guidelines from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). 
Outside Storage
Items including, but not limited to, furniture, yard equipment, tools, building materials, vehicle parts, tires, appliances, cleaning equipment, landscaping equipment, or boxes must be kept out of public view.  
Vehicles are required to be parked on the existing driveway or on a paved parking surface composed of concrete, pavers or brick adjacent to the driveway. Parking on an unimproved surface such as grass or dirt is not allowed. Recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers must be stored in the rear or side yard, regardless of the surface, and behind a wall or fence.
Premise Identification
All buildings must have approved address numbers placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. Approved address numbers are a minimum of six (6) inches in height and one-half (1/2) inches wide and need to contrast with their background. 
Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
Water contained in swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition to prevent polluted or stagnant water. 
Weeds, Bushes, Trees & Other Vegetation
Keep the exterior of your property free from overgrown grass, weeds, trees, bushes, and shrubs.