3.2.4 Grass or Weeds
Grass or weeds shall not exceed eight (8) inches in height in all zoning districts. This restriction will not apply to:

4.2.1 Uncut weeds, grass and other unsightly and unsanitary articles
All property owners and occupants within the municipal boundaries of the City of Conway are required to cut weeds and grass, remove garbage, rubbish and other unsightly and unsanitary articles and things from their property, and to eliminate, fill up, or remove stagnant pools of water or any other unsanitary thing, place or condition which might become a breeding place for mosquitoes, flies and germs harmful to the health of the community.


3.5.1 Accumulation of rubbish or garbage
All exterior property and premises of every structure shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

3.5.2 Disposal of rubbish
Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers.

4.2.1 Uncut weeds, grass and other unsightly and unsanitary articles
All property owners and occupants within the municipal boundaries of the City of Conway are required to cut weeds and grass, remove garbage, rubbish and other unsightly and unsanitary articles and things from their property, and to eliminate, fill up, or remove stagnant pools of water or any other unsanitary thing, place or condition which might become a breeding place for mosquitoes, flies and germs harmful to the health of the community.

2.2.1 Definitions
RUBBISH. Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; the term shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible materials, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery and dust and other similar materials.


3.5.3 Appliance/Furniture and similar equipment not in operation shall not be discarded, abandoned or stored on premises outside of any enclosed building such as storage shed or accessory building.


3.2.8 Motor vehicles
Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no motor vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of motor vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth. Storage of inoperable or abandoned vehicles
No person shall park, store, leave or permit the parking, storing or leaving of any motor vehicle, and/or trailer of any kind, which is wrecked or inoperable, whether attended or not, upon any private property within the city, except as allowed by the following exceptions:

(1) Any subject item parked or stored within a building or enclosed garage on private property.

(2) Any subject item held in connection with a business enterprise lawfully licensed by the city for servicing and repair of subject items and properly zoned operated in an appropriate business zone pursuant to the zoning ordinances of the city.

(3)Subject vehicle within a carport that is being actively repaired on at least a weekly basis. Subject vehicles and its parts when not being repaired shall be neatly and completely covered with an opaque cover.

(4) Inoperable vehicles deemed inoperable only due to not having current vehicle license plate or vehicle registration tag, may be stored in a covered carport.

(5) Inoperable vehicles may be stored on private property when provided with a fitted and maintained cover designed for such vehicle. Authorized removal of inoperable motor vehicles
Code Enforcement Officers shall have the authority to remove inoperable motor vehicles on private property thirty (30) days after written notice has been affixed to the subject item. Such notice shall state that the subject item is a nuisance and order whoever has an interest in the subject item to remove the item from the property. If such nuisance is found upon private property, in addition to the foregoing notice, a copy of such shall be placed on the residence or business. The presence of such subject items on private property is hereby declared a public nuisance which may be abated in accordance with the provisions of this Code. Any inoperable vehicle sitting on city streets can and will be removed immediately at owners expense. Exception
A motor vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including body work, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purposes.

2.2.1 Definitions

A machine of conveyance which is self-propelled and designed to travel along the ground, and includes but is not limited to automobiles, buses, electric scooters, mopeds bicycles, motorcycles, trucks, tractors, go-carts, golf carts, motor homes.

Any motor vehicle, regardless of whether wrecked or inoperable, which is left on public or private property, for a period of more than 72 hours, without approval from the property owner to place the vehicle upon such property.

A vehicle which cannot be driven upon the public streets for reason including but not limited to being unlicensed, uninsured, wrecked, abandoned, in a state of disrepair, or incapable of being moved under its own power. Such vehicle is also considered an abandoned vehicle if left on public or private property without authorization from the property owner for a period in excess of 72 hours.

Any motor vehicle which does not have lawfully affixed thereto an unexpired license plate and the condition of which is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, incapable of operation by its own power on a public street, or from which the wheels, engine, transmission or any substantial part thereof has been removed.

A roofed structure providing space for the parking of motor vehicles and enclosed on not more than two sides.

Any freewheeling object designed or intended to be pulled or towed behind a motor vehicle, regardless of whether wrecked or inoperable, and regardless of whether currently inspected and/or registered, including without limitation the following: Boat trailers, camper trailers, cargo trailers, special trailers for items such as golf carts or motorcycles, utility trailers, and farm implements.

Trash Can

3.5.4 Disposal of garbage
Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or an approved leak-proof garbage container.
No trash or garbage container shall be stored in a front or side yard abutting a street so as to be closer to the street than the building on the lot except on trash days. Garbage and trash containers must be placed within 5 feet of curb no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day before and removed before 7:00 p.m. the day garbage is picked up.

2.2.1 Definitions

The animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.

Sediment on Roadway

3.2.3 Sediments and mud
All public roadways shall be kept clean of sediment and soil erosion from soil disturbing activities. Abatement
Any person engaging in soil disturbing activities within the Conway city limits shall be required to implement measures to minimize the tracking of sediments and mud onto adjacent streets and roadways by vehicles leaving the site. Exclusions
The following activities are specifically excluded from the requirements of this ordinance: emergency street, storm drainage or utility repairs. The following properties are specifically excluded from the requirements of this ordinance: approved retention areas and reservoirs. Clean-up
If a soil disturbing activity creates a violation, the violator shall clean up the material daily or as frequently as needed to avoid a hazard or nuisance. If an activity is found in violation of the provisions of this ordinance, the city of Conway's appointed representative shall issue a "cease and desist" order for all activities on the site until the appropriate clean-up measures are implemented and provisions are made to prevent additional pollution. The city's approval of construction, building permit approvals, payments, release of payments or bonds and final approvals shall also be withheld or revoked until a violation is corrected and appropriate sediment control measures are in place. Fine
Any violation of this ordinance shall be considered an offense punishable by a fine of not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) and each day of violation may be considered a separate offense.

2.2.1 Definitions

Any street, alley or similar parcel of land essentially unobstructed from the ground to the sky, which is deeded, dedicated or otherwise permanently appropriated to the public for public use.

Dilapidated Structure

3.4.1 General
The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare.

4.2.2 Nuisance Structures
Any building or other structure which is in such a dilapidated condition that it is unsafe or unfit for human habitation, or kept in such an unsanitary condition that it is a menace to the health or safety of people residing in the vicinity thereof, or presents a more than ordinarily dangerous fire hazard in the vicinity where it is located shall constitute a nuisance.

(A) Unsafe structures
An unsafe structure is one that is found to be dangerous to the life, health, property or safety of the public or the occupants of the structure by not providing minimum safeguards to protect or warn occupants in the event of fire, or because such structure contains unsafe conditions due to lack of abandonment of lack of maintenance, or unsafe equipment or is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, structurally unsafe or of such faulty construction or unstable foundation, that partial or complete collapse is possible.

(B) Unfit structure for human occupancy
A structure is unfit for human occupancy whenever the Code official finds that such structure is unsafe, unlawful or, because of the degree to which the structure is in disrepair or lacks maintenance, is unsanitary, vermin or rat infested, contains filth and contamination, or lacks ventilation, illumination, sanitary or heating facilities or other essential equipment required by this Code, or because the location of the structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants of the structure or to the public.

(C) Unlawful structure
An unlawful structure is one found in whole or in part to be occupied by more persons than permitted under this Code, or was erected, altered or occupied contrary to law.

4.3.3. Vacating of Unfit or Unsafe Structures and Utility Services
Any dwelling or dwelling unit declared as unfit for human habitation or unsafe by the Conway Code Enforcement Department as so designated and placarded by a Code Enforcement Officer, shall be vacated within seven (7) days after notice of such action has been given by the Building official to both the owner and occupant of the building. On the eighth (8th) day after said notice the Code Enforcement Department shall notify all utility services that no such services shall be provided to the dwelling or dwelling unit. After utility services are cutoff no further services shall be made available until a rehabilitation permit is obtained or until the Director of Code Enforcement notifies utilities that service may be provided to the dwelling or dwelling unit.

2.2.1 Definitions

A lot, plot or parcel of land, easement or public way, including any structures thereon.

A structure serving as a dwelling or home. For the purposes of this Code, the term residence includes dwelling units and rooming houses.

Space in a structure for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Bathrooms, toilet rooms, closets, halls, storage or utility spaces, and similar areas are not considered habitable spaces.

Any room or group of rooms forming a single habitable unit occupied or intended to be occupied for sleeping or living, but not for cooking purposes.

A room or group of rooms forming a single habitable space equipped and intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating which does not contain, within such a unit, a toilet, lavatory and bathtub or shower.

A building arranged or occupied for lodging, with or without meals, for compensation. Bed-and-breakfasts, boarding houses, half-way houses, and hotels, as those terms are defined under the Conway Zoning Ordinance, are included within the definition of a Rooming House.

That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.

A person, corporation, partnership or group, whether or not the legal owner of record, occupying a building or portion thereof as a unit.


4.1.1 Intent
It is the intent of this Code to prevent and abate nuisances within the municipal boundaries of the City of Conway. For the purposes of this Code, the word "nuisance" is defined as any act, omission, or property condition that is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the public in that it:

(A) Injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others;

(B) Is offensive to the senses;

(C) Unlawfully interferes with, obstructs or tends to obstruct, or renders dangerous for passage any public or private street, highway, sidewalk, stream, ditch or drainage;

(D) In any way renders other persons insecure in life or the use of property; or

(E) Essentially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property, or tends to depreciate the value of the property of others.

4.1.2 Prohibited
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to cause, permit, maintain or allow the creation or maintenance of a nuisance.


3.2.9 Defacement of property
No person shall willfully or wantonly damage, mutilate or deface any exterior surface of any structure or building on any private or public property by placing thereon any marking, carving or graffiti. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to restore said surface to an approved state of maintenance and repair.

2.2.1 Definitions

Any inscription, word, figure, or design that is marked, etched, scratched, drawn, painted, pasted or otherwise affixed to or on any structural component of any building, structure, or other permanent facility regardless of the nature of the material of that structural component, or the nature of the inscription, to the extent that the same was not authorized in advance by the owner, or otherwise deemed to be a public nuisance.