Neighborhood Regulations

Community Image Mission Statement

We are committed to the proactive enforcement of our local ordinances and state laws to provide a good appearance and insure a healthy and safe community.

Code Enforcement Division

The Code Enforcement Division has been provided for many years within the City of Stroud, and works to identify violations of city ordinances and state laws within the Stroud city limits.

Proactive Enforcement

Through proactive enforcement, we seek voluntary compliance from citizens to help maintain the quality appearance of our community. Proactive enforcement does not mean aggressive issuance of citations. Proactive enforcement means to identify problems that need to be corrected before someone in the community feels the need to advise us of the issue. Once a code violation is identified, the responsible party is notified to take corrective action. Over 90% of the time, after initial contact, the matter is resolved without more aggressive enforcement measures needing to be taken.


In addition to working on health, safety, and welfare issues, code enforcement also works on removing dilapidated properties that have become a hazard to the community. The Code Enforcement Division also monitors the Environmental Protection Agency fats, oils, and grease (FOG) program within the city limits. Annual inspections are made to ensure ordinances, state laws, and safety issues are adhered to, and that illicit discharges into the sanitary sewer systems do not occur. The division strives to keep the City of Stroud one of the cleanest communities in the state, and helps to coordinate local volunteers to work on projects to assist those in need to help maintain their property.

Frequent Code Violations & Neighborhood Regulations

View a list of common code violations.

  • Tall grass or weeds
  • Parking on the grass or sidewalk - all vehicles must be parked on a sealed surface such as concrete or asphalt
  • Inoperable vehicles - no inoperable, dismantled, or wrecked vehicle is allowed on private property
  • Trash - no trash or abandoned / discarded items are allowed on private property
  • Unfenced swimming pools - swimming pools must be fenced with at least a 4 foot tall fence
  • Public nuisances - a public nuisance can be defined as unsecured property, holes in the ground, stagnant water, and any other items which are a danger to the public health, safety, and welfare
  • Graffiti
  • Zoning violation - businesses operating illegally from residence, open-displays, too many dogs (kennels), commercial vehicles in residential areas, etc.
  • Property maintenance code issues - fencing, broken windows, broken garage doors, painting, roofing, etc.
  • Occupied recreation vehicle on property
  • Signs in right of way and on utility poles
  • Other miscellaneous codes
  • Poly Carts are not to remain by the curb except on days of regular scheduled pickup