Common Code Violations

The following information is intended to make you aware of common violations that generate complaints from residents. Most citizens take corrective action once they are aware of the violation and can live in harmony with their neighbors. This is a summary of commonly violated city codes. It is not intended to be a definitive listing. For complete information, please refer to the City's Code of Ordinances.

Junk, Trash, Debris & Excessive Overgrowth

It shall be unlawful to permit rubbish, trash, debris, dead trees, or other unsightly or unsanitary matters to accumulate on any lot, tract, or parcel of land within the city which may reasonably become infested, inhabited by, or a breeding place for rodents, vermin, reptiles or wild animals which threaten or endanger the public health, safety and welfare. This includes, but is not limited to, junk, auto parts, appliances, furniture, building materials, tires, trash such as discarded paper, cardboard, plastics, etc., and debris such as tree trimmings, fallen limbs and overgrowth over 12 inches. These conditions affect public health and result in dangerous and unsanitary conditions.

Derelict / Inoperable Vehicles-Machinery-Trailers-Boats

A derelict/inoperable vehicle, piece of machinery, trailer or boat is one that does not display a current license tag and/or is not equipped with all parts required to legally and safely operate on public streets and/or cannot be driven under its own power or has been abandoned.

Violations include:

  • Flat tires
  • Missing one or more parts
  • Dismantled
  • Wrecked
  • Abandoned
  • No license plate
  • Displaying an expired registration sticker
Covering of an inoperable vehicle, piece of machinery, trailer or boat constitutes a violation of City code


Signs are not allowed in the right of way, medians, utility poles or trees within the City of Crestview. The right of way extends from the street to the sidewalk, utility pole or fire hydrant (whichever is further away from the street).

Swimming Pools

All swimming pools shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Residential in ground pools must be enclosed by a fence at least 4 feet high with self-closing or self latching devices on gates or doors. Above ground pools must have a removable ladder or have a 4 foot barrier surrounding the ladder.

Building Numbers

Standard for street address numbers.
All principal buildings in the city shall be assigned address numbers and shall display such assigned numbers, whether or not mail is delivered to such locations. Numbers need not be displayed on accessory buildings. Vacant lots shall be assigned the same number as would be assigned a principal building if existing. Physical numbering shall conform to the following minimum standards:
  • (1) Assigned numbers for principal buildings shall be displayed and clearly visible and legible from the street, road or private way on which the building fronts. Numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters not less than three inches in height width for residential buildings, structures, or portions thereof and not less than six inches in height for all other buildings, structures, or portions thereof.
  • (2) Numbers must be in color contrasting to the building or other background.
  • (3) In the case of a principal building which has a separate entrance for each dwelling or occupancy space, the assigned number shall be displayed on each separate front entrance.
  • (4) Any different numbers on a building which might be mistaken for or confused with the address number assigned in accordance with the "numbering system," shall be removed.
  • (5) Assigned numbers for principal buildings which are not visible from the street or private way shall additionally be displayed at the intersection of the driveway and servicing street, attached to a post, wall, fence or mailbox at a level to ensure visibility and shall comply with the minimum height requirements as stated in section 74-12(1).

Solid Waste

Solid Waste Services provides disposal of garbage, recyclables, yard trash and bulky items. Items must be separated and properly placed for pick-up.

Tampering; Unauthorized Connection to City Utilities

It shall be unlawful for any person to make or cause to be made any unauthorized connection to the city water or utility system (as distinguished from making a connection to privately owned piping on private property), to restore service without first complying with the provisions set forth in this chapter, or to mutilate, tamper with, or alter, in any intentional manner, any part of the city water or sewer system.

House Cars & Camp Trailers Prohibited for Living & Sleeping Purposes Prohibited Except in a Licensed Trailer Park

House cars or Camp trailers may not be used for living or sleeping purposes or have utility services connected thereto.