Unregistered / Inoperable Vehicle on Private Property

Parking, storage, or keeping, other than in a fully enclosed garage, of any non-operable motor vehicle is prohibited on any residential zoned lot, parcel, or tract of land or part thereof, situated within the zoning jurisdiction of the City of Papillion; provided, however, that automobiles that are inoperable by reasons of repair work being done thereon may be parked on the residential lot of the owner of said automobile within the Papillion zoning jurisdiction under certain conditions. Ordinance 184-4 (PDF)

Unregistered or Inoperable Vehicle on Private Property

Outdoor Storage

Outdoor storage is prohibited in all zoning districts except the GI General Industrial Zoning District. Ordinance 205-209 (PDF)
Junk on Property

Buildings / Structures Unsafe

All buildings or structures which are so dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, or unsanitary, or which so utterly fail to provide the amenities essential to decent living that they are unfit for human habitation. Ordinance 100 (PDF)
Knocked Over Fence

Weeds / Brush / Grass Taller Than 12 Inches

It shall be the duty of every owner of real estate in the municipality to cut and clear such real estate, together with 1/2 of the streets and alleys abutting thereon, of all weeds or other growth of rank vegetation. Such weeds and other growth of rank vegetation shall be cut so as not to extend more than 12 inches above the ground.

Overgrown Weeds

Tree / Shrub Obstructions

The owner or occupant of any lot, piece, or parcel of ground abutting or adjacent to any sidewalk over which there extends the branches of trees shall at all times keep the branches, limbs, and/or foliage thereof trimmed to the height of at least eight feet above the surface of said walk. Ordinance 166-3 (PDF)
Overhanging Trees

Sidewalks - Maintenance & Repair

Every owner of any lot or lots or piece of land within the zoning jurisdiction of the City of Papillion, shall at all times keep and maintain the sidewalk along and contiguous to said lot, parcel, or piece of land, as the case may be, in good and proper repair and in a condition reasonably safe for travel for all pedestrian traffic thereon. Ordinance 166-5 (PDF)
Sidewalk Maintenance

Pool Fences

Every outdoor swimming pool or family pool shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than six feet in height, which shall be constructed as to not have openings, holes, or gaps larger than four" in any dimension except for doors and gates. All gate and door openings through such enclosure shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the gate or door securely closed at all times when not in actual use. Ordinance 205-218 (PDF)
Pool Fence Violation

Privies, Vaults, Cesspools, Dumps, Pits / Like Places Which Are Not Securely Protected

Abandoned pools can interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property, tend to depreciate the value of the property of others, and are an attractant for rodents and insects.

Pool Dirty

Dead / Dying Tree

All trees and shrubs within the city shall be pruned or removed when such trees or shrubs constitute a hazard to life and property, or harbor insects or disease which constitute a threat to other trees or shrubs within the city. Ordinance 9-29 (PDF)
Dead Tree Hazard

Temporary Signs

Prohibited Signs Include:

  • Signs on public property or public right-of-way, unless specifically authorized by the appropriate public agency
  • Signs or sign structures which resemble or conflict with traffic control signs or devices, which mislead or confuse persons traveling on public streets, or which create a traffic hazard
  • Signs which create a safety hazard by obstructing the clear view of pedestrians or vehicles, or which obscure official signs or signals

Related Documents

Signs in Right-of-Way

Garbage / Trash / Waste

Except as permitted in division D of the section, containers and bags may not be located in the front yard or within any required front yard setback of residential lots, except for temporary placement curbside, not more than 24 hours before pickup. Two tightly closed, impermeable garbage containers may be kept in the front yard within three feet of the exterior wall of the home; All owners or occupants shall have the contents of all garbage containers removed from the premises at their own cost at least once per week, and it shall be unlawful to fail to do so. Ordinance 162-6 (PDF)

Sidewalks - Snow Removal

All sidewalks shall be cleaned within five hours after the cessation of a storm, unless the storm or fall of snow takes place during the night, in which case the sidewalk shall be cleaned before 8:30 a.m. the following day. Ordinance 166-4 (PDF)
Snow on Sidewalk

Stop Work / No Permits Issued

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to install, construct, alter, repair, move, remove, replace, or change any fixture, occupancy, or portion of a building or structure, the installation of which is regulated by the adopted codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the code official and obtain the required permit for the work. Ordinance 92-15 (PDF)
Stop Work Close Up

Habit for Humanity - Home Improvement Programs

Residents who may have financial difficulties in correcting a code issue may qualify for assistant from Habitat for Humanity in Sarpy County. Habitat for Humanity of Omaha’s Home Improvement Programs partner with qualified families to assist with a variety of projects, from larger-scale exterior repairs to smaller-scale energy efficiency upgrades. Programs range from grant-funded, no cost options to no-interest loans. The purpose of these programs is to help families maintain their homes and to keep the community thriving.