Does Arlington allow open storage of junk cars in residential districts?
No. You can store inoperative or junk vehicles only inside of a fully enclosed building.
Does Arlington allow storage of old furniture, appliances, tires or building materials on private property?
Yes, if you store them inside an enclosed building.
For information about discarding these and other items, find out: Where Does It Go?
Does Arlington allow obstruction of sidewalks and roadways with low branches, shrubs and other foliage from private property?
No. Any foliage on private property should be kept within the property line. Sidewalks and roadways should remain free of foliage at the ground surface and 10 (ten) ft. upward.
How tall may my grass be?
Grass/weeds may not exceed 12 in. in height in the front, sides and rear of a property.
What time may construction work occur?
Construction activities, including use of power equipment, may exceed the normal noise decibel level from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and legal holidays. See the Noise Control Ordinance.
What do I do if I receive a notice of violation from Code Enforcement and have questions?
If you have questions about how to achieve compliance, visit Code Enforcement Violations and/or contact the inspector assigned to your case. The inspector’s name is listed at the bottom of the notice. You can also call and ask to speak to the inspector for your area: 703-228-3232.
What happens if I do not comply?
Code Enforcement officers have the authority to summon owners to General District Court, write citations or have property cleaned by an outside contractor. Fines in court can be as high as $2,500. Additional costs may be assessed depending on the nature of the violation.
Where can I find the County’s codes and ordinances?