What qualifies as a junkyard?

"Junk" means worn out, dismantled, inoperable or wrecked aircraft, vehicles or machinery or parts thereof, mobile homes or trailers, appliances or furniture, scrap building materials, metals, rubber, paper, plastic, or other scrap or discarded materials.

"Junkyard" means the use of more than 1,000 square feet of a lot or parcels under common ownership for a salvaging operation, including but not limited to the storage or sale of junk or the collection, dismantlement, storage, or salvage of junk. This definition does not include:

  • Any unlicensed or inoperative vehicles that are not dismantled, salvaged or otherwise in a state of disrepair and which are totally obscured from view from adjacent property at all times of the year by a sight-obscuring fence
  • Any unlicensed and operative vehicles which are used in the normal course of business on the property on which they are stored

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1. How can I view a code enforcement case file?
2. How do I file a complaint?
3. How does the FNSB handle reported code violations?
4. If I think that a property owner is violating FNSB code, what should I do?
5. My neighbor keeps trespassing onto my property. What can I do?
6. My neighbor's stuff or vegetation is crossing our shared property line. What can I do?
7. How do I call for an immediate fire or life/safety emergency?
8. My neighbor's pickup is parked on the road. Is that encroachment?
9. What can I do about an abandoned vehicle at the end of my cul-de-sac?
10. What can I do about someone who has blocked off or is parking vehicles in a road right-of-way, trail easement, or private easement?
11. What qualifies as a junkyard?
12. When is a junkyard required to have an approved drainage plan?
13. Where are junkyards permitted? Do they have to be screened?
14. My neighbor has 10 dogs on 1 lot. Is that considered a kennel?
15. Where can I open a new dog (or cat) kennel?
16. Can I raise chickens, ducks, geese, bees, goats, etc. on my property?
17. Do I need a building permit before starting construction?
18. When is a zoning permit required?