It is a violation of City Ordinance to place any item outside for storage in public view, regardless of sheltering or covering, on public or private property. Examples include but are not limited to: furniture, appliances, building materials, tires, oils or paint containers, inoperable lawn equipment, motor vehicle parts and other similar items.
International Fire Code Sec. 508.5.5, International Business Code, 2000 International Residential Code
Generally, three (3) feet of unobstructed space must surround all fire hydrants, mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment to allow access for emergency access, repair and maintenance.
(UDC Sec. 10.03.020J)
City Ordinance prohibits the placing of any temporary signs in the public way. The public way includes both city streets, county roads, and state highways. The public way averages approximately 25 feet in width from each curb (or the edge of the paved surface), or may be estimated by the placement of utility poles which are typically within the public way.
City ordinance also prohibits the placing of any signs on any utility pole, street or stop sign, or tree.
*Note: Signs for some events may be permitted by the City of Georgetown to be in the right-of-way. For more information on Sign permits and a link to the application, please visit the Signs Permit page.
(UDC Sec. 10.03.020.D.2)
Garage Sale signs are allowed on the site of a garage sale if they are not larger than four (4) square feet. Off-site signs can not be more than 1,000 feet from the site of the sale.
Signs can not be placed in the public way or placed on utility poles or sign posts.
City Ordinance requires that address numbers be:
- Displayed on all addressed structures
- A minimum of 4 inches and not more than 28 inches in height
- Of a color contrasting with the color of the structure
- Visible from either direction of the street in all weather conditions, day or night.
Posting your address as required by ordinance is necessary to enable emergency services to locate your home or building quickly and efficiently. Failure to post your address as required is not only a violation of city ordinance, but could also cost precious, life-saving minutes.
Note: Address numbers posted on the mailbox or painted on the curb are NOT sufficient to meet the visibility requirements set by the ordinance.
For more information on the addressing requirements for your particular structure, contact the Code Enforcement Office at (512) 930-3606.