Article 18 Vehicle & Motorcycle Repairs

Section 18.1: Repairs

An owner, occupant or tenant may perform minor repairs or maintenance to their own vehicles and motor cycles that are properly registered at the owner's, occupant's or tenant's residential address. Work shall be performed only in the owner's, occupant's or tenant's drive way, carport, or garage subject to the following conditions: 

(1.) Minor repairs including changing oil (oil shall be drained into a container), oil filters, tires, spark plugs, batteries, belts and other similar incidental repairs are allowed.

(2.) Removal or replacement of transmission, engines, differential, structural body components and painting or preparation for painting must be done out of public view.

(3.) Any repairs shall occur only between 8:00 a.m. and sunset unless it can be done in the owner's or tenant's garage.

(4.) All equipment, tools, parts and supplies shall be removed from public view no later than sunset each day.

(5.) All excess new or used oil and other hazardous substances including all containers for these materials shall not be placed in household trash. Hazardous materials shall be disposed off at a lawful disposal site according to environmental laws.

(6.) Occupants are responsible for disposal of tires, auto and motor cycle parts and are not permitted to place these items in household trash.

A sworn officer of the Forest Heights Police Department may grant a temporary waiver of this section to allow necessary and immediate repairs for the removal of an inoperative vehicle from the premises.

Section 18.2: Penalty

Any person violating the provisions of this Article will be guilty of an infraction and will, upon conviction be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100) for the first offense. Repeat offenders will be assessed a fine not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) for each repeat offense.