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The accumulation and storage of junk creates a condition tending to reduce the value of private property, promotes blight and deterioration, creates fire hazards, constitutes an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, creates a harborage for rodents and insects, and is injurious to the health, safety and general welfare of the public.


Therefore, the presence of junk on private or public property is declared a public nuisance which may be abated as such.




Approved Enclosure:  An approved enclosure means:

  • A building that is wholly or entirely enclosed except doors for use for ingress and egress.
  • A sight-obscuring fence is one constructed of recognized fencing materials as approved by the City Manager. Such materials shall be constructed so as to make a substantially tight fence, and which shall be at a height of six (6) feet. Wooden materials shall be protected from rot, decay and insect infestation, and shall be maintained in a safe and structurally sound condition.


Junk: Junk as used in this section shall include, but is not limited to, regardless of value any derelict, neglected or wrecked motor vehicles or parts thereof, or any appliances or parts thereof, glass, paper, waste tire, waste or discarded material, old machinery or parts thereof, used fixtures, metal, lumber or wood.


Derelict Vehicle: Any used motor vehicle without a vehicle license or with an expired license.


Fixture: Any item that is designed to be used indoors or otherwise protected from environmental elements. This includes, but is not limited to, upholstered furniture and heating, plumbing, and electrical fixtures.


Neglected Vehicle: A motor vehicle that is missing its engine or transmission but has all of its body parts intact including fenders, hood, trunk, glass and tires.


Waste Tire:  A tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear damage or defect.


Wrecked Vehicle:  A motor vehicle that is dismantled or partially dismantled or having a broken or missing window or windshield or lacking a wheel or tire.


The Keeping of Junk: It is unlawful for any person to keep any junk out of doors on any street, or for more than ten (10) days on any lot or premises within the city or in a building that is not wholly or entirely enclosed except doors used for ingress or egress.


It is unlawful to store, or permit the storing of more than two (2) derelict, neglected, or wrecked vehicles upon any private property within the City.


Violation; Penalty: Unless otherwise stated, a violation of Section 5.11 of the Dayton Municipal Code is a Class A violation and is subject to a fine of up to $500.00 per/each day on which the violation occurs.

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