City Ordinances

General Ordinances to Know

Ord. 729-15    

Lawns must be maintained and grass/vegetation kept less than eight (8) inches, this includes private property (and culverts/ditches) all the way up to the street.

Ord. 547-04

Garage sales may only last three consecutive days, and residents are only allowed three garage sales per year.

Ord. 596-05  

Building permits are required from the City for any structure that is more than one hundred square feet (10x10) of usable floor space.  (Does not include decks, patios, or concrete pads).  Permits can be obtained at City Hall.

Ord. 528-02   

Speed limit within City limits is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.

Ord. 568-04 

No person shall allow any partially dismantled, wrecked, junked, discarded or otherwise non-operating motor vehicle to remain on property longer than ten days; does not apply with regard to any vehicle in an enclosed building or so located upon the premises as not to be readily visible from any public place or from any surrounding private property. 


Regulations About Pets

  • Ordinance 686-12 prohibits any person from allowing their dog or cat to run at large.  “Running at large” is defined to be the presence of a dog or cat at any place except upon the premises of the owner or possessor.  A dog or cat, however, shall not be considered to be running at large if it is on a leash and thereby under the control of a person physically able to control it. 
  • Ordinance 664-11 prohibits keeping, harboring, owning, or possessing in any way, within the corporate limits of the City of New Bloomfield, any pit bull.  Pit bull dog is defined to include: Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed, American Pit Bull Terrier breed, American Staffordshire Terrier breed, and any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding or has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds previously listed.
  • Ordinance 686-12 prohibits any person or household to own, possess, or harbor, at one location within the city, more than a total of four (4) dogs or cats over the age of four (4) months. 
  • Ordinance 715-14 prohibits the keeping of undomesticated animals including poultry, fowl, swine, livestock, bovine or equine animals in city limits except for properly licensed veterinary treatment facilities.