City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Maintenance of fences — See Ch. 210.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 525.
Zoning — See Ch. 720.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Fences generally — See MCLA §§ 43.1 et seq., 43.51 et seq.
Galvanized wire fences — See MCLA § 290.351 et seq.
Damages for failure to erect or maintain fences — See MCLA § 433.151.
Malicious destruction of fences — See MCLA § 750.381 et seq.
[Adopted as Ch. 1474 of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe]
[Amended 4-8-1996 by Ord. No. 96-009]
A. 
The respective owners of all lots within the City shall construct and maintain partition fences between their own and the next adjoining lots, at an equal expense to each owner.
B. 
When two adjoining owners mutually consent to leave open their adjoining lots, this section shall become inoperative.
A. 
Complaints charging negligence because of failure to build, repair or rebuild any partition fence as required by this chapter shall be in writing and filed with the Building Official.
B. 
The Building Official shall notify the parties of the time and place for a hearing and examination of the matter.
C. 
The Building Official shall make a written decision based on all of the facts.
D. 
The written decision of the Building Official shall be served upon the parties involved.
If the party directed by the Building Official's decision to build, repair or rebuild the partition fence involved fails to do so within 20 days following the date thereof, the other party has the following rights:
A. 
He or she may proceed to perform the work required by the decision; and
B. 
The party in default shall reimburse him or her for the cost of the work performed.
The party applying to the Building Official shall reimburse the City for the Building Official's services at the rate of $100 per day. This reimbursement shall be paid into the City's general fund.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter is responsible for a municipal civil infraction, subject to payment of a civil fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500, plus costs and other sanctions, for each infraction. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided by § 1-27E of the Code of the City of Monroe.