New Resident Information

Welcome to the City Of Brandon.  If you are a new resident, you may not be aware of some of our ordinances.  Since every community has different laws, this information sheet is being provided to inform you of some of the ordinances.  If you are not a new resident, this information may serve as a reminder.  The safety and security of our community not only relies on an effective police department, but also the involvement of the citizens of the community.  Any questions about our ordinances or any problems, concerns or programs that you may have, feel free to contact any of the Brandon Police Officers or myself at 582-6125 and we will help you in any way that we can.  Again, welcome to our community.

                                                                             

Dave Kull

Chief of Police

 

ANIMALS

All animals kept, harbored or maintained in the City of Brandon, shall be licensed and registered.  The person shall furnish a certificate from a licensed veterinarian that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies within the previous year and be required to provide a collar which the license tag must be affixed and constantly worn.  It shall be unlawful for a person to allow any animal to run at large on the streets or property of any other person or for any person to allow an animal off the premises without the animal being held on a leash.  The custodian of an animal shall not allow the animal to create a disturbance by making loud noises any time of the night or day.

 

BICYCLES

Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be subject to the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle except as by their nature have no application.  Bicycles shall be registered and licensed at the Police Department.

 

FIREWORKS

No person shall possess, use, discharge, sell, give away or transport any fireworks within the City limits.   EXCEPTION: It is legal to possess and transport fireworks from June 27 through July 5.  It is legal to discharge fireworks on July 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.  Fireworks which rise in the air, dart or travel above the surface of the ground during discharge shall not be allowed at any time.

 

MINORS

No minor under eighteen (18) years of age shall remain in or upon the public streets, public places, vacant lots or other unsupervised public places with the City between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. of the following day.  EXCEPTION:  Curfew shall not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent or guardian or where the minor is upon any emergency or legitimate business directed or authorized by his or her parent or guardian, or one-half (1/2) hour after the formal dismissal time of a church, school, or other adult sponsored organization.

 

PARKING PROHIBITED

On a sidewalk, On a crosswalk, In front of a public or private driveway, Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant, As to obstruct the removal of snow or the cleaning of streets.

 

PARKING OF RECREATIONAL AND UTILITY TRAILERS - TIME LIMITATIONS (12-14-7)

Parking of any recreational or utility trailer on the city streets, when not mounted on or to a motor vehicle at all times, is prohibited. No recreational or utility trailer may be parked on the city streets for a period exceeding seventy-two (72) hours.

LENGTH OF VEHICLE (12-14-8)

All vehicles exceeding in length twenty-two (22) feet or combination of vehicles exceeding forty (40) feet shall be parked at places only as have been marked and designated for such use by the City Council and shall be parked parallel with the curb.

LIMITED PARKING (12-14-11)
No person shall allow continuous parking of any vehicle on any city street for a period longer than seventy-two (72) hours or as designated by appropriate signs located and controlling space where the vehicle is parked. Continuous parking shall be defined as leaving a vehicle in the same parking space or moving it less than twenty (20) feet away there from.

EXCEPTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION TRAILERS AND DUMPSTERS (12-14-14)
None of the Brandon City Ordinances regarding abandoned vehicles or stand and parking of vehicles shall apply to trash dumpsters and trailers flatbed trucks, etc., which are located at or near a site where construction is occurring. Such sites are governed instead by the following provisions.  Trailers, flatbed trucks, and the like, which are used for hauling and/or storing construction materials or equipment to or at a job site may be parked on any public or platted street, for a period of time not exceeding seven days, only when all three of the following criteria are met:

A. A building permit is posted prominently on the property: and

B. A trailer or flatbed truck parked on the property would interfere with installation of sprinkler systems, landscaping, etc., and

C. A concrete driveway or approach on which the construction trailer or truck could be parked has not yet cured.

 

HOUSE NUMBERING

Every residence and business within the City of Brandon is required to have an assigned house number, a minimum of three (3) inches high and two (2) inches wide that is clearly visible from the street.

 

ABANDONED VEHICLES

No person shall leave any partially dismantled or non-operating vehicle on any street.  No Person shall repair any motor vehicle on any street.  No person shall allow a vehicle in a state of substantial disrepair to remain on such property longer than thirty (30) days.  No vehicle may be parked in the front yard of any property.

 

SNOW REMOVAL

It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant to keep sidewalks free from snow within forty-eight (48) hours after any snow accumulation.  A declaration of snow removal operations or an accumulation of three (3) inches or more of snow on the public streets, parking on any public street of the City will be prohibited until snow has been cleared from curb to curb.     The property owner, any person who removes snow or a person in possession of any public or private driveway or parking area shall dispose of snow upon such property.  Snow shall not be deposited upon any sidewalk or in a manner that will interfere with the passage or vision of vehicle or pedestrian traffic or upon any public street after such public street has been cleared of snow.  The property owner or person in possession of any mailbox shall dispose of snow from around the mailbox.

 

SPEED LIMITS

The maximum speed limit in the City is 25 MPH unless otherwise posted.  The speed limit in school zones in 15 MPH.

 

SNOWMOBILES

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a snowmobile upon any City street, or public property without having in his possession a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.  No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall operate or ride a snowmobile upon any City street, or any public property unless the person wears a protective helmet.

                OPERATION OF SNOWMOBILES

  1)       Must have adequate brakes with safety or “deadman” throttle in operating condition.

  2)       Must have mufflers in adequate working condition.

  3)       At least one headlamp and one tail lamp.  Lights shall be operated at all times

          during travel within the City.

  4)       Any snowmobile pulling a trailer shall do so by means of a draw bar between the two vehicles.  

          Ropes or any other similar type connections are not acceptable.

  5)       Minimum snow accumulation of three (3) or more inches.

  6)       Shall drive upon the right side of the street.

  7)       Shall first stop and then yield at all intersections.

  8)       Maximum speed of twenty (20) miles per hour.

  9)       Shall not operate a snowmobile on private property without the permission of the owner.

10)      Shall not operate a snowmobile on any public property.

11)      Shall not operate a snowmobile with the City between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

 

 

TREE PRUNING

Any person having property bordering any street or sidewalk in the City shall be responsible for pruning any trees, shrubs, etc. to have a minimum clearance of ten (10) feet over sidewalks and twelve (12) feet over streets.