Public Service Officer
Code Enforcement Ordinances
Our Mission: The City of Marinette has created City Ordinances concerning property in the city. The Public Service Officer enforces the ordinances to protect health, safety and general welfare of the citizens within the city.
Primary responsibility is placed on the owner of the property to maintain their property from public nuisances.
Enforcement: Violations of the city ordinances will be addressed by a written letter stating the violation and time limit to comply with the ordinance. Any person not complying with the ordinance could be cited for the violation or billed by the City of Marinette for their services.
Commonly asked Questions:
Q-What should I do if my neighbor has an abandoned refrigerator on their property? (11.0304)
Q-What if my neighbor has a lot of junk in their yard that is visible to me from my residence? (11.0306)
A- A letter will be sent to the property owner informing them of the violation and how to rectify the problem. The property owner will have 10 days to comply with the ordinance. If compliance is not completed a citation could be issued in the amount of $439.00 for the 1st offense. Every day that the violation exists constitutes a separate offense.
Q-How long can a person have a junk vehicle in their yard that is not operable and not registered? (10.0408)
A-After a letter is sent to the registered owner and property owner, the vehicle will need to be either removed from the property, registered and operable within 20 days. If this ordinance is not complied with a citation will be issued for $439.00 for the 1st offense. Every day that the violation exists constitutes a separate offense.
Q-Can I deposit my snow from my driveway into the street so the city plows can pick it up? (6.0208)
A-No, It is unlawful for any person in clearing snow from parking lots, driveways, filling stations, garages, or other areas to pile or distribute snow, or cause snow to be piled or distributed, in a street or alley in a manner that tends to narrow the traveled portion of the street or prevent parking at the curb.
Q-What should I do when I see a sidewalk not shoveled? (6.0207)
A-Call the Public Service Officer with the address or location of the sidewalk. A letter will be sent to the property owner reference the ordinance and violation. Removal of snow and ice on any sidewalk shall be clear within 24 hours of the cessation of such snowfall. If the ordinance is not complied with, Department of Public Works will be informed. The City of Marinette has the option to remove the snow and ice at the property owners' expense. The cost of removal is $100.00 per hour with a 1-hour minimum.
Q-I see some residents raking leaves and piling the leaves in the street for the street cleaner to pick up. Is this legal? (8.0112)
A-No person shall drop, deposit, throw, scatter, place, or leave sticks, stones, straw, ashes, grass, wood, or leaves upon, in or along any street (including tree lawns), alley, bridge, or gutter. Any person doing this would be in violation. The City of Marinette has the option to remove the mentioned yard waste/leaves from the roadway at your expense. The cost of removal is $100.00 per hour with a 1-hour minimum charge.
Q-My neighbor lets their grass grow at least a foot before they cut it. How long can your grass be before you are in violation? (8.0108)
A-Lawns on residential lots or parcels of land which exceed eight (8) inches in length are hereby declared to be a public nuisance.
Any violations with the ordinances listed, please call the Marinette Police Department Public Service Officer at 715-732-5204. It is very helpful if the address is provided where the violation is occurring at the time of the call. The Public Service Officer will address the issue with the property owner.