Weeds and Grass
Allergenic and poisonous weeds should be properly removed and grass must be kept at eight (8) inches or less.
Vehicles on the street or private property (unless stored in a fully enclosed garage) must be operable, licensed and registered
Trailers and Recreational Vehicles
Trailers, including boat trailers, campers, construction or work trailers are allowed to be parked on public streets for no more than three (3) hours. Motor homes and campers are to be parked or stored in the rear-yard only. Connection of recreational vehicles to utilities (water, sewer, or electric) on residential properties is prohibited.
Garage, porch, or yard sales are allowed for three (3) days in a 90-day period. Signs for garage sales are not allowed to be placed on street signs, power poles or within the public right-of-way (between the sidewalk and curb) and may only be displayed for 5 days.
Street and Sidewalk Obstructions
Trees, bushes or vegetation on private property that overhangs or interferes with the use of public sidewalks, streets, utilities or parks, or that is dead or diseased and presents a hazard to any member of the public or to property must be removed.
Vehicles are not to be parked across sidewalks such that pedestrians are impeded nor are vehicles to be parked in the parkway (between the sidewalk and curb).
Vehicles and shrubs impede pedestrian travel
Parking Surfaces & Driveways
Vehicles must be parked on an approved surface and may not be parked on dirt or vegetation in the front yard.
Fences are only allowed within the rear and side yards; front-yard fences are not allowed. A permit is required before a fence is installed.
Animal Control 439-8900
Public Works 347-2500
Public Safety 347-2500
You may also anonymously report possible violations of the City’s ordinances via the City’s website:
Exterior & Interior
The City has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) which provides for the regulation and safe use of existing structures in the interest of the social and economic welfare of the community.
The IPMC regulates the minimum standards for the maintenance of structures, equipment and exterior property including exterior wall surfaces, light, ventilation, heating, sanitation and fire safety. and roofs. Properties must not present health or safety hazards to the occupants or to neighboring properties.
City of Petoskey
101 E. Lake St
Petoskey, MI 49770