Keota City Government
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There are numerous city codes and ordinances which govern the actions of residents of Keota. The information listed on this website is general in nature and should not be construed as law. For complete information, please see the City Clerk for a copy of the City Codes of Operation.
Building permits are required for any new construction, additions or alterations to current structures. Building permit
applications are available here or at the City Clerk's. A fee of $10.00
is due at the time of application. A copy of the permit shall be on the premises open to public inspection until completion.
No building shall be erected closer than 3 feet of either side lot line or within 25 feet (or 10%) of the rear lot line.
Plumbing, electrical and other utility changes must meet appropriate codes and regulations.
Property lines define an owner's space. Permanent structures may not be constructed within 3 feet of a property line.
Right of Way, Alleys
All alleys must remain open for access. Property owners may not store or park vehicles in such areas. Snow may not be pushed into alleys or streets.
Trees and plantings
Trees are an essential part of a community, but must be maintained by the property owner in a safe manner. Space and expected growth must be a part of any planting plan. Trees shall be trimmed so all branches are at least 15 feet above the street and 8 feet above a sidewalk.
Property owners are responsible for repair or replacement of sidewalks. A permit is required for any changes to a sidewalk. City standards must also be met. Debris, litter and snow must be removed from sidewalks by the property owner in a timely manor.
Hydrants are for easy access to water by the fire department, in the case of an emergency. They must be visible and accessible at all times. It is the property owners responsibility to see that they are free from snow.