Changes to Animal Control Enforcement Take Effect May 1
Beginning May 1, several animal control ordinances will be civil infractions rather than criminal misdemeanors. These code changes lessen the severity of the penalty to more accurately fit the “crime.” With the new codes, people in violation will get a civil citation with an immediate fine versus a possible criminal record, fines and jail time. Common violations include: animal at large (off-leash), animal disturbance (barking dog), animal waste removal/pick-up and any animal license/rabies vaccination violations. For more info, read the news release.
Latest Neighborhood News
Stay informed with news on all neighborhood events, classes, policy changes and more. To read the latest edition and subscribe to get this e-newsletter, visit fcgov.com/neighborhoodnews.
Current Edition of the Landlord/Tenant Handbook
Intended to be a summary of state statutes and local ordinances, this handy guide will help inform Fort Collins landlords and tenants about many of the rights and responsibilities each have in a legally binding contract. Information contained in this handbook does not constitute legal advice and is current as of August 2010. Tell me more>
Occupancy Limits & Enforcement
Do you know about the changes adopted by City Council on May 14, 2010? Visit fcgov.com/occupancy to learn more about our occupancy limit and how it is enforced. Here you can also find Disclosure Statements and Occupancy Investigaton Forms.
There is one number you can call to report a variety of neighborhood issues. For more info visit fcgov.com/nuisance.
Consider "Water-wise Turfgrass" When You Landscape
Xeriscape is not one particular style or look - it's the creation of a healthy, attractive landscape that conserves water. Besides lowering your water bill by reducing your outdoor water use any where from 30-50%, another huge benefit is less mowing! Last September, City Council passed an amendment allowing two “water-wise turfgrasses” to grow up to 12 inches in height (all other grasses are limited to 6 inches). Just think of what you could be doing instead of mowing and watering. More importantly, think of the money you’ll save by reducing your water bill. For more info on approved water-wise turfgrasses, xeriscape or conservation, visit fcgov.com/xeriscape.
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