Neighborhood Services Division
The Neighborhood Services Division of the Parker Police Department handles code compliance in Parker. Zoning violations can involve land use violations, health and safety concerns, sign code violations, site plan and subdivision violations and enforcement of municipal codes and regulations.
Frequent complaints involve signs, trash and debris, overflowing or unsanitary dumpsters, weeds, failure to remove snow from sidewalks, inoperable vehicles, failure to obtain permits for land use or change of use and a variety of other issues. The code enforcement personnel will discuss any questions or comments you have and explain the ways we may be able to help you.
Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove snow and ice from all sidewalks adjacent to their property within 48 hours of the end of any snow, sleet or freezing rain. Failure to do so in the specified time frame is a violation of the Town’s Municipal Code and can result in a fine to the homeowner.
Snow left on walks turns into ice and makes for hazardous walking conditions for neighbors, including school children and the elderly. Once notice of violation is given to the homeowner, any snow and ice must be removed within 24 hours. After that time, the Town may make arrangements to have it cleared at the resident’s expense.
Individuals can also reduce the potential for ice by shoveling snow into their yard after a storm rather than into streets and gutters.
More information on snow and ice removal can be found in section 10.01.020 of the Parker Municipal Code.
Garage SalesParker Town Council updated the Town’s sign code in July 2013 to allow for "limited duration and temporary signs," which include signs advertising garage sales. These signs are now permitted in the right-of-way for a limited period of time under the following conditions.
- A maximum of four signs are permitted per residential lot
- The signs may only be posted beginning at noon on Thursdays through 7 p.m. on the following Sunday
- The signs may not exceed 5 square feet per face and 4 feet in height
- The signs cannot be attached to public utility poles, traffic and other directional signs, vehicles, utility boxes, fences, other structures or trees
- The signs cannot be placed in medians, roadways, shoulders or bike paths/lanes
- Signs must be located 50 feet from all intersections and at least 6 feet from the edge of the roadway
- Signs must be located at least 10 feet from any other garage sale sign
As part of this program, the Town's Neighborhood Services Division has pre-approved Garage Sale signs available for purchase at Town Hall.
If you have any questions about land use, the sign code or violations, please contact us.