Quality of Life (Q.O.L.) Program
The Lindsay City Council has been working
hard to improve our community and bring new jobs to town.
To help these efforts, the City has started a city-wide "Quality
of Life Program." This program seeks to address elements
of existing city codes, in order
to promote a better living environment and business climate.
For this program to succeed every resident must help out
and do their part to improve Lindsay.
Important City Codes
Abandoned Shopping Carts: Shopping carts should be promptly returned
to the stores that owned them. They should not be stored
on streets, sidewalks, alleys, or even private yards.
Abandoned Vehicles: If your car does not run, it should
be stored inside a covered garage, and not on your front lawn,
driveway, or on the street.
Building Permits: If you are expanding your house, adding
on to a building, replacing a roof, or doing major plumbing or
electrical work, you need a building permit before you start
Fences should be in good repair. A building permit may
be required for a new fence.
Fires and Burning: Outdoor fires (barrel fires and burning
trash or yard waste) are not allowed.
You may have a maximum of two (2) garage sales per year.
A permit is required before the sale begins, and may be obtained
at City Hall. Garage sale signs may only be posted on your
property, and may not be located on the street, sidewalk, utility
poles, or street signs.
It is illegal to make loud noises (such as a stereo which can
be heard outside of your car or house) which disturbs the peace
of other people.
City codes do not allow outdoor storage of junk, debris, trash,
mattresses, broken furniture or appliances, and other materials
in your front yard or where they can be seen from the street.
Generally, houses and apartment units are "single family"
and are designed for a limited number of persons. This
helps protect public health and safety. A house or apartment
unity with one kitchen is designed to be occupied by no more
than one (1) family. It is illegal to live in a garage.
Vehicles may be parked on public streets, and in private garages
and driveways. Parking is not allowed
in front yards, sidewalks, marked "no parking" zones, or alleys. Recreational vehicles,
boats, and trailers must be parked in a garage, carport, or behind a fence in the
side or rear yard.
All new signs must meet current city sign codes for height, location,
and design, and generally require a permit.
Trash/recycle cans should be stored inside fenced yards except
on days when trash is collected. Trash/recycle cans should
be placed in public view only on trash collection days.
Overgrown weeds are a fire hazard and are illegal. Keep
The above items are highlights of the
City of Lindsay Municipal Code. Please note that the entire
Municipal Code is still in full effect and will be enforced.
Generally, if you violate any section of the Municipal Code,
the City may issue a warning or serve
you with a citation. This requires that you appear in court
and pay a fine. If violation
continues after the citation process, the City may take further
City staff can answer questions about
this program and take your complaints. Please feel free
to call one of the following departments to discuss the specific
Community Development 562-7138
- Questions about the Quality of
- Life Program in general
- Zoning Violations
- Sign Violations
- Landscaping violations
Public Safety 562-2511
- Abandoned vehicles
- Fires, outdoor burning, fire safety
- Noise abatement
- Parking violations
- Weed abatement
Public Works 562-5945
- Building permits/new construction information
- Residential overcrowding
- Trash collection
Code Enforcement 562-7123
- Garage sales
- Outdoor storage