IMPORTANT FORT WRIGHT ORDINANCES
The following is a summary for some common questions regarding Fort Wright Ordinances. To review the complete Code of Ordinances for the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky, please click here.
Section 72.03 - Parking on a sidewalk, blocking a driveway or within an intersection is prohibited.
Section 72.03 - Parking on an unpaved surface is prohibited (blacktop and concrete constitute a paved surface).
Section 72.06 - Parking in excess of 24 hours on a City street is prohibited.
Section 72.11 - Parking a vehicle for sale on any street is prohibited.
Section 72.13 - Parking a truck over one ton in a residential area except to load or unload is prohibited.
Section 72.14 - Recreational vehicles cannot be parked on the street or between the front property line and the setback line as established by ordinance.
Section 90.02 - Animals cannot run at large.
Section 90.18 - No person shall keep a dog, which persistently barks or howls, which disturbs the peace of two or more separate residences.
Section 92.03 - Some conditions declared a nuisance: Accumulation of rubbish, noxious odors or smoke, noise, excessive growth of weeds or grass, trees or shrubbery which blocks sidewalks or streets, animals which are not kept in a sanitary condition free of offensive odors, junk, scrap metal; inoperative motor vehicles and barking dogs.
Section 115.02 - Garage sales require a permit from the City and no residence can have more than two per calendar year.
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE ORDINANCE
To review a copy of the Property Maintenance Code Ordinance, please click here.
Common Violations of Property Maintenance Code:
Weeds - Grass and weeds needs to be kept trimmed less than 10 inches in height
Protective Treatment - All parts of the house and accessory structures need to be well maintained, painting or other type of protective treatment should be used when necessary.
Sidewalks and Driveways - Need to be kept in a state of repair and maintained free of hazardous conditions.
Accessory Structures - includes sheds, fences, walls, porches and pools - Need to be maintained and clean and sanitary (pools) and in good repair.
Roofs and Drainage - Should be maintained and free of obstructions.
Doors - Should be maintained in good condition.
Rubbish and Garbage - Exterior properties and premises should be free of any accumulation - rubbish and garbage should be disposed of in approved containers. (Cans should be placed at the curb after 6:00 PM the night prior to trash pickup and cans should be returned to their storage location in a timely manner following trash collection)
IMPORTANT KENTUCKY STATUTES
Kentucky Revised Statutes
K.R.S. 186.150 - New residents must obtain a Kentucky Operators License immediately upon establishing residence.
K.R.S. 186.510 - Drivers of motor vehicles must have in their possession a valid operators license at all times.
K.R.S. 186.540 - Drivers must notify the Department of Transportation within 10 days of a change in address.
K.R.S. 186.020 - The owner of a motor vehicle must register it in Kentucky within 15 days of bringing it to this state.
K.R.S. 186.170 - The owner of a motor vehicle must have his registration receipt in the vehicle at all times.
K.R.S. 186.190 - The owner of a motor vehicle must register the transfer of sale of a motor vehicle.
K.R.S. 304.39-080 - All motor vehicles must have insurance and proof must be kept in the vehicle.
K.R.S. 189.125 - All persons in a motor vehicle must wear seatbelts and any child under 40” must be in a child restraint device meeting federal safety standards.
K.R.S. 189.285 (See statute for exemption requirements) - All persons on motorcycles must wear appropriate headgear unless they obtain an exemption decal.
K.R.S. 186.410 - All persons must obtain an operators license (be 16 years of age) to operate a moped on public highways.
K.R.S. 527.020 (See statue for requirements) - No person shall carry a concealed deadly weapon on or about their person, unless they have obtained a license.
Protective Orders can be issued in the event of domestic violence and they can provide victims safeguards such as:
Ordering an offender not to have any contact with the victim except as authorized by the Court.
Ordering the offender not to be within a specified distance of the victim, usually 500-1000 feet.
Ordering the offender to vacate the residence shared with the victim.
Protective Orders can address other issues as well including temporary custody and support of children. The Temporary Protective Order is valid for 14 days, at that time a hearing is held and the Judge decides whether to issue a Domestic Violence Order, which can be issued for up to three years. If you have any questions about Domestic Violence issues, please contact the Police Department at the number listed at the beginning of this pamphlet.
KENTON COUNTY VACANT FORECLOSE PROPERTY REGISTRY
The Kenton County Vacant Foreclosed Property Registration Ordinance was adopted by the Kenton County Fiscal Court on November 9th, 2016 with an effective date of December 9th, 2016. The countywide registry is required for all applicable properties located within Kenton County, regardless of the local jurisdiction.
To view more information about this ordinance or to obtain a copy of the form, please click here.
CODE ENFORCEMENT LIENHOLDER NOTIFICAITON
The City of Fort Wright complies with the system of lienholder notification requirements of KRS 65.8836; As a member jurisdiction of the Kenton County Joint Code Enforcement Board, our lienholder notification systems is administered by Planning and Development Services of Kenton County (PDS). To receive notifications of final orders issued within the City of Ft. Wright, please sign up utilizing the link below.