Under the State of Emergency Declaration, the appropriate City staff have been empowered to enforce
compliance of the “cleanup and sanitation of all common areas.”
To expedite the ability of law enforcement, code enforcement, and the Department of Public Works to monitor areas needing policing, sanitizing, cleanup, and attention for the general welfare and good health of our citizens. All establishments in the City of Muskegon Heights – residences, rental properties, housing complexes, and open businesses must act immediately to clean-up the areas under their responsibility.
As such, beginning April 6, 2020, civil citations and fines will be issued for the following:
- Bulk Items left on the curb. To assist our residents and businesses in addressing this issue, we will allow items to be dropped off FOR FREE at DPW from 10am to 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Thereafter, during this emergency, all bulk items must be stickered and dropped off at DPW on Wednesdays during the same hours. Bulk Stickers can be purchased via the phone (231-733-8999 x0) by credit card or via City Hall Drop-Box using check or money order. Bulk Stickers will be sent by mail the next day to the addresses provided.
- Trash and debris seen or found on the property, in the right-of-way adjacent to the property, or also in the common areas in the case of rental or housing complexes. Citations and fines will be issued successively until the property is consistently clear of trash or debris, and until it presents a clean and orderly appearance. All steps should be taken by the property owner, tenant, or property manager to sanitize the property or to ensure the property is properly sanitized.
Failure to comply can result in a fine and/or civil infraction citation, per incident, up to $500.
This notice empowers the City Office of Inspections, the Fire Department, and the Police Department to enforce the provisions herein described.