5.02(C)(9) Beekeeping: C. Accessory Uses: 9. Beekeeping: The intent of this Section 5.02(C)(9): Beekeeping is to regulate beekeeping in accordance with state law. However, where beekeeping constitutes an agricultural nonconforming use under IC 36-7-4-616, that use may be continued so long as it is maintained and operated in compliance with all (I) state environmental and state health laws and rules, including IC 14-24-8 pertaining to the annual registration of bees, and (II) any requirements to which conforming agricultural use land is subject under the Zoning Ordinance of Hamilton County, Indiana, as in effect as of July 1, 2020. Beekeeping for purposes of personal use and not for agricultural use shall be permitted on property in the City that the person owns, rents, or leases, subject to the following regulations: a. The maximum number of hives permitted per lot area shall be as follows: i. One (1) hive for a lot up to 4,350 square feet. ii. Two (2) hives for lots greater than 4, 350 up to 10,500 square feet. iii. Four (4) hives for lots greater than 10,500 up to 21,000 square feet. iv. Six (6) hives for lots greater than 21,000 up to 43,560 square feet. v. Eight (8) hives for lots greater than 43,560 square feet. b. Bee colonies shall be kept in movable-frame hives that do not exceed 12 cubic feet. Hives shall be spaced at least three (3) feet apart when more than (1) hive is present. c. Bee hives may only be located on the ground or on the roof of a building with a permanent foundation. When located on the ground, hives shall not exceed five (5) feet in height. When located on a roof, hives shall be placed a minimum of ten (10) feet from the ground. d. Minimum Setbacks: i. Front: No hives may be located forward of the Front Line of the Principal Building, or within 300’ of a front lot line, whichever is less. ii. Side: Hives located on the ground shall be located a minimum of 15 feet from a side lot line. The setback of hives placed on a roof shall follow the setbacks for the structure on which the hives are located. iii. Rear: Hives located on the ground shall be located a minimum of 20 feet from a rear lot line. The setback of hives placed on a roof shall follow the setbacks for the structure on which the hives are located. e. Beekeepers shall maintain an adequate supply of fresh water located near each hive. f. Whenever a colony exhibits overly defensive or aggressive behavior, such as stinging or attacking without provocation, the beekeeper shall split the hive to keep it from swarming or take other immediate mitigating actions. g. At least one (1) swarm trap shall be provided where bees are kept. h. If hives are visible from homes on adjacent lots, a six (6) foot tall barrier (such as a fence or landscaping hedge) shall be installed. Fences shall comply with Section 5.09: Fence and Wall Standards. i. A sign indicating the existence of live bees shall be conspicuously placed on all lots upon which hives are present. The sign shall measure no larger than three (3) square feet in size
29.04.02 Building Code Violation: It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to construct, alter, repair, remove or demolish any building or structure, or to commence construction or the alteration of real estate, without first filing a written application with the Director and obtaining an improvement location permit or other appropriate permit regarding same, unless the submission of same is expressly excused by applicable law.
5.02 AB-01: 8. Raising of Chickens: Up to six (6) hens shall be permitted provided they are confined by a chicken tractor, chicken coop or similar Accessory Building subject to the setbacks prescribed in Section 5.02(B)(1): Minimum Lot Standards. Properties with more than six (6) hens, or with any rooster, shall be considered a Farm.
6-109(b) Outside Storage or Parking of Commercial or Construction Vehicles:
1.No Commercial Vehicle or Construction Vehicle of any length or weight shall be parked on any public property or right-of-way within the City of a period in excess of four (4) hours, unless used in conjunction with construction or delivery of goods to said property. 2.No Commercial Vehicle having an overall length in excess of twenty (20) feet, or any Semi -tractor, Semi -Tractor -Trailer, Semi -trailer, Trailer, or Construction Vehicle of any length or weight shall be parked on any public or private property or on any right-of-way abutting such property in any residential district, for a period in excess of four (4) hours, unless temporarily parked during the actual performance of a bona fide commercial service, construction, sales, or delivery to said property. 3. A Commercial Vehicle, which is not a Semi -tractor, Semi -Tractor -Trailer, Semi -trailer or Construction Vehicle, having an overall length of twenty (20) feet or less, may be parked or stored outside on private property in a residential district subject to the following regulations: i. Only one such vehicle per family may be parked or stored on any lot containing the Dwelling of such family; ii. Such vehicle shall only be parked or stored on the Driveway or in the garage; iii. The Parking or storage of such vehicle shall be in full compliance with the requirements stated in Carmel City Code Chapter 10, Article 1, Chapter 25, and shall not preempt the use of space needed for the off-street parking of other vehicles; iv. Such vehicle shall belong to an owner or occupant of the premises upon which it is being parked or stored.
5.76(b) Dumpster: Trash, garbage and all solid wastes shall not be stored outside of any building for a period of longer than seven (7) days, except when construction is in progress.
6-93 Farm Animals: It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain cows, swine, chickens, horses, sheep, goats or ducks within the limits of the City in any area consisting of less than three (3) acres, except in an Agricultural District. This section shall not apply to the maintenance of horses for riding purposes at authorized stables.
5.09 Fence and Wall Standards: 25.02.02 Residential fences located within any required side or rear yard shall not exceed six (6) feet in height, as measured from the topmost point thereof to the ground adjacent to the fence. 25.02.03 Residential fences not located within any required yard but within the buildable area shall not exceed nine (9) feet in height, as measured from the topmost point thereof to the ground adjacent to the fence.
6-82 Graffiti: Graffiti shall include markings which deface, deform, mar or which cause the defacing, deforming, or marring of any public or private property including by way of illustration and not limitation, buildings, trees, lampposts, poles, hydrants, bridges, piers, sidewalks, streets, and alleyways, or the surface of any public or private property located upon any public thoroughfare or right-of-way, or upon any public place within the City. However, this section shall not prohibit the posting of notices required by law to be posted.
6-88(c) Grass or Weed: (c) Requirement to cut. All owners of real property (“property”) located within the City shall cut and remove weeds and other rank vegetation growing thereon that exceeds an average height of six inches, and shall keep their property clear of debris.
Hazardous Trees 6-222(b)(4): Carmel City Code § 6-64 shall regulate trees or parts of trees located within the public right-of-way. The following regulations shall apply to all properties within the corporate limits of the City of Carmel. a. Dead, dying, damaged or diseased trees shall be prohibited to exist or be maintained on any premises, which are hazardous to persons on adjacent property or to adjacent property. A finding by a registered forester or certified arborist shall constitute prima-facie evidence that a tree is in danger of falling upon adjacent lots or public streets due to the death or impeding death of the tree, or due to damage by weather conditions or due to disease infestation. b. Tree stumps greater than 12 inches in height above ground level shall not be permitted or maintained on any premises for more than 30 days after the tree has been cut. 1. Exceptions: i. Property covered by a valid improvement location permit; ii. Property is one acre or greater in size. c. Fallen trees, slash, removed tree limbs, or other portions of any tree shall not be permitted or maintained on the ground on any premises for more than 30 days. 1. Exceptions: i. Property covered by a valid improvement location permit; ii. Cut wood which is neatly stacked in lengths not to exceed three feet in height.
5.18 Home Occupation Standards: The nature of the home occupation standards is to allow a home business to operate with NO visible evidence or impact upon the property’s residential character. Activities such as large commercial vehicles, gathering of employees, and storage of materials violates these regulations. There is a certain impracticality of attempting to run a business in a residential neighborhood in a way that would not impact the residential character, much less have no visible exterior evidence of the business when the business requires storage of machinery, vehicles, and materials, especially when they are stored/parked outdoors.
6-114 Nuisance Vehicle: Because of the danger to the health from vermin, the danger of personal injury to children attracted by such vehicles, danger of fire by the storage of gasoline and oil thereon, any abandoned, unlicensed, inoperable, disassembled, wrecked or junked motor vehicle on any street or public property for more than five days or upon any private property for more than 15 days, except as hereinafter provided, is declared to be a nuisance and unlawful.
6-106(b) Junk Vehicle: A Junk Car shall mean any motor vehicle which does not bear a currently valid license plate and is not kept in a garage or building.
6-222(d) Location of Refuse Containers: Containers on residential properties shall be placed in such a manner as to be out of view from the street in front of the premises or in a garage located on the premises. Containers kept outside shall be placed and kept in such a manner as not to permit entry of or harborage for animals, insects or other vermin. Containers on nonresidential properties shall be fully screened from all lot lines and remain in compliance with Carmel City Code Chapter 6, Article 5, Division 1. 6-77(1) In no event shall containers be placed or maintained in such a way as to unreasonably interfere with the use of adjoining property.
6-222(a)(4) Open and Abandoned: Vacant structures and land. All vacant structures and premises thereof or vacant land shall be maintained in a clean, safe, secure, healthful and sanitary condition as provided herein so as not to cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health or safety or violate the provisions of this code.
6-222 Outdoor Storage: It shall be prohibited to store materials or objects exterior of a structure, which are customarily utilized or intended to be utilized by the manufacturer in the interior of a structure. These materials and objects shall include but are not limited to appliances, couches, and mattresses. Materials or objects temporarily placed for disposal or removal from property within two days shall be exempt from this section or those materials or objects being utilized in conjunction with a construction or other improvement project on the subject property.
8-46(c)(1) Parking in Lawn: Parking spaces shall not be located in any required greenbelt or lawn area. No person shall stand or park any vehicle/trailer on any portion of any lawn or greenspace located within the City's corporate limits other than for the purpose of and while such vehicle/trailer is actually being loaded, unloaded or washed.
6-222(c)(1) Prop Maintenance General: The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare.
6-222 Prop Maintenance Access. Structure: Accessory structures. All accessory structures, including detached garages, fences and walls, shall be maintained structurally sound and repaired as to not be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human use; or shall not be an invitation to children and endanger the lives of such children, or which because of its condition has become a fire hazard and shall not be installed or located such that they cause, create or result in or represent the potential to cause, create or result in a Detriment.
6-222(c)(6) Roofs and drainage: The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent dampness or deterioration in the walls or interior portion of the structure. Roof drains, gutters and down spouts shall be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions. Roof Drain discharges shall be discharged as a Legal Connection or a Legal Discharge. Inappropriate or temporary roofing coverings including but not limited to tarps shall be deemed inadequate protection and not uniform and as such shall be prohibited for a period exceeding seven (7) consecutive days.
6-222(c)(2) Protective treatment: All exterior surfaces, including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks and fences shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted. All siding and masonry joints as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors, and skylights shall be maintained weather resistant and water-tight. All metal surfaces subject to rust or corrosion shall be coated to inhibit such rust and corrosion. Oxidation stains shall be removed. All exterior surfaces shall be of uniform colors and materials to ensure compatibility with adjoining properties.
6-222(c)(12) Window, skylight and doorframes: Every window, skylight door and frame shall be kept in sound condition and in good repair.
6-222(c)(5) Exterior walls: All exterior walls shall be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials; and maintained weatherproof and properly surface-coated where required to prevent deterioration.
6-222(b)(1) Sanitation: All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. The owner or occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property, which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition.
5.34 Recreational Vehicle Standards: Recreational vehicles may not be stored any closer to a lot line than three (3) times the maximum height of the recreational vehicle, except when completely enclosed. Non-motorized recreational vehicles may not be stored on a public right-of-way at any time. Motorized recreational vehicles may be stored on a public right-of way for a period not to exceed ten (10) days per month. Definition of Vehicle, Recreational: 1. built on a single chassis; 2. four hundred (400) square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projections; 3. designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable by a light-duty truck; 4. designed primarily not for use as a permanent dwelling, but as quarters for recreational camping, travel, or seasonal use, including but not limited to travel trailers, camping trailers, truck campers, motor homes, boats and boat trailers.
6-55(a)(b) ROW Trees: (a)Any tree or shrub which overhangs any sidewalk, street or other public place in the City so as to impede or interfere with traffic travel shall be trimmed by the owner of the abutting premises, or of the premises on which the tree or shrub grows so as to remove the obstruction. Traffic vision shall be made to conform to the subdivision and zoning regulations of the City. (b)Any tree or limb of a tree which is likely to fall on or across any street, sidewalk or other public place shall be removed by the owner of the premises on which such tree stands.
5.72 US-26: Short Term Rental Use B. Special Exception Eligibility: A Permanent Resident of a Dwelling located in a Residential District may use the Dwelling as a Short Term Residential Rental Unit if: 1. The Permanent Resident applies for and is granted a Special Exception, pursuant to Section 9.08: Special Exception hereof.
6-52(a) Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks Required: The owner(s) of real estate located within the City's corporate limits and used for business purposes, and all business tenant(s) occupying said real estate, are jointly and severably responsible for the removal from all sidewalks abutting such real estate, by 12:00 noon of any day, all snow and/or ice that has accumulated on said sidewalks within the previous 24- hour period, provided that such removal is not required on any Sunday or legal holiday during which no business enterprise located on said real estate is open to the public.
6-77(d) Stagnant Water: All stagnant water in which mosquitoes, flies or other insects can multiply.
Safety Features IAC 20-4-27 Swimming Pools: Access to residential pools shall be restricted by one (1) of the following means: (A) Walls or fencing not less than four (4) feet high and completely surrounding the pool and deck area with the exception of self-closing and latching gates and doors, both capable of being locked. (B) Other means not less than four (4) feet high and deemed impenetrable by the enforcing authority at the time of construction and completely surrounding the pool and deck area when the pool is not in use. (C) A combination of clauses (A) and (B) that completely surrounds the pool and deck with the exception of self-closing and latching gates and doors which are capable of being locked. This applies to clauses (A) and (B) and this clause only. (D) A power safety pool cover that: (i) shall provide a continuous connection between the cover and the deck, so as to prohibit access to the pool when the cover is completely drawn over the pool; (ii) shall be mechanically operated such that the cover cannot be drawn open or retracted without the use of a: (AA) key; or (BB) key and switch; or (CC) touch pad with a personal access code; (iii) is installed with track, rollers, rails, guides, or other accessories necessary to accomplish items (i) and (ii), in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions; and (iv) shall bear an identification tag indicating that the cover satisfies the requirements of ASTM F 1346–19 (Reapproved 2003), Standards Performance Specification for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for All Covers for Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs, as published by ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959 for power safety pool covers.
6-77(k) Accumulation of Junk: Any accumulation of junk, rubbish, scrap metal, automotive parts, building materials, machinery, dead trees, or parts thereof, upon any premises in a residential area.
6-159(h) Unsafe building defined: An Unsafe Building under this section shall be any building or structure, or any part of a building or structure, that: (1) Is in an impaired structural condition that makes it unsafe to a person or property; (2) Is a fire hazard; (3) Is a hazard to the public health; (4) Is a public nuisance; (5) Is dangerous to a person or property because of a violation of a statute or ordinance concerning building condition or maintenance; (6) Is vacant and not maintained in a manner that would allow human habitation, occupancy or use under the requirements of any statute or ordinance; (7) Has any door, aisle, passageway or other means of exit that is not of sufficient width or size or is not arranged so as to provide safe and adequate means of exit in case of fire or panic; (19) Has been constructed, exists or is maintained in violation of any specific requirement or prohibition applicable to such building or structure provided by any law of the State of Indiana or any City ordinance or building regulation relating to the condition, location or structure of buildings.
5.39(d) Prohibited Signs: It shall be prohibited to park or use a vehicle in such a way as to function as a sign, defined to include the parking of any vehicle, trailer or similar movable structure containing or supporting any signage between the right-of-way line and any public street and the greater of two distances: forward of the Front Line of Building of the Principal Building or one hundred-fifty (150) feet from the public right-of-way, with the exception of: (i)Vehicles actively involved in construction on or serving of the site; (ii)Vehicles delivering products to the site in designated loading areas; (iii)Vehicles parked in designated truck parking areas of a development that have been screened from or are not generally visible from the public right-of-way; (iv)Passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, and vans of a size that can fully fit within a standard parking space, containing signs painted on or permanently affixed on the doors or integral body panels that do not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in area.