Abandoned / Inoperable Vehicles
Any vehicle on a street in Fort Lupton, as well as all vehicles on private property, must be currently registered, licensed, insured, and operable to be considered road-worthy. An inoperable vehicle is defined as
- Unable to perform the function or purpose for which it was originally constructed
- Vehicle in a condition of being junked
- Wholly or partially dismantled
Generally, an inoperable vehicle is owned and located on private property, and in order to be in compliance with the city code, such vehicles must be removed entirely from the property or completely enclosed in a garage. The police department, without notice, can immediately tow any vehicle that creates a nuisance.
The outdoor storage of items not normally stored outside also may be in violation of the city’s code. For example: where the outside storage of bicycles, lawn furniture, grills, planters, etc. may be allowed in residential areas, the outside storage of scrap lumber, old tires, refuse, rubbish, old furniture etc. would be considered a violation.
Fort Lupton enforces its own parking ordinances, as well as those in the State of Colorado’s Model Traffic Code. Violations can include blocking public right-of-ways to parking in the wrong direction on a street. Additionally, everyone must obey special parking signs, such as designated handicapped parking. RV permits must be applied for unless parking is only for 72 hours.
Snow / Ice Removal
Snow and/or ice must be removed from paved sidewalks within 24 hours following any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain.
Trash & Litter
Trash and litter are not allowed to accumulate on any property in Fort Lupton. Keeping trash and litter under control is a full-time effort.
Trash: any worn out, broken up and / or used refuse, rubbish, toppings, twigs, leaves or trees, or worthless matter or material.
Litter: papers, newspapers, garbage, refuse, rubbish, etc.
An occasional monitoring of one’s property is one way to ensure that trash and litter do not accumulate. Trash cans must be removed from street curbs within 16 hours of trash removal.
Weeds, Trees & Vegetation
It is against ordinance to have grass or weeds in excess of six inches in height. The city has an aggressive program that addresses weeds, tree, and vegetation growth.
As with most ordinances, residents must deal with weeds, trees, and vegetation on their entire property from the front curb to the alley right-of-way. Trees, shrubs, and other vegetation must be trimmed to minimize the effect they have on neighboring yards and to ensure that street signs, stop signs, and traffic lights remain visible at all times.
Property owners must remove all dead trees, standing dead trees, and dead branches from their property.
Yard Sales / Garage Sales
Residents are limited to four yard / garage sales per year, per property, with each sale not lasting any longer than two consecutive days. Prior to the day of the sale, no more than three yard / garage sale signs may be posted. Signs cannot be attached to utility poles, stop signs, street signs or lights, or on private property without the permission of the property owner.
Yard Sale Permit can be obtained free of charge at City Hall and must be posted in a visible location,i.e.; on a door or window, at the time of each sale. All yard / garage sale signs must be removed on the day following the sale in order to avoid receiving a citation.
Signs are not allowed on any public property.
Chicken Permits must be applied for prior to construction for approval of location and space.