Commonly Enforced Codes

Murray County Ordinances

The following listing is an example of the most commonly enforced ordinances in Murray County. View all ordinances enforced in Murray County.

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Littering / Illegal Dumping

Sec. 58-66. Littering prohibited
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, cast, or deposit upon any highway, alley, or any yard or premises, public or private, any filth of any kind or cans, paper, trash, paper containers, rubbish, bottles, or any other form of litter or waste whatsoever.

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Height Requirements for Weeds & Grasses

Sec. 26-107. Height permitted

It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, tenant, or other person having the possession and control of real property or responsible for its management, maintenance, or upkeep to permit the growth and accumulation of weeds, grass, or other vegetation to a height in excess of 12 inches above the ground.

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Building Without a Permit

Sec. 18-60. Unlawful acts
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, alter, repair, move, demolish, or occupy any building, structure, or equipment regulated by the codes or this chapter or cause same to be done in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of the technical codes or this chapter. (Ord. No. 29, Attach. A, 6-2-1998)

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Illegal Burning / No Permit

Sec. 42-63. Restrictions on open burning
No person shall cause, suffer, allow, or permit open burning in any area of the unincorporated area of the county except as permitted in county code. (Ord. No. 26, § 3, 8-5-1997)

Permitted actions/animals/businesses 

Sec. 6.3 - Permitted uses.

List of actions or business permitted in the county either outright or under a conditional use permit. Permitted animals are also on this list. (Ord. No. 53, 8-5-2003; Ord. No. 53, Amend. No. 1, 12-15-2004)

Please note: Murray County Code Enforcement does not enforce any violations that are in the city limits of Chatsworth. Chatsworth has their own city marshal that handles violations in the city and will be glad to assist if you have any questions or complaints. For violations within city limits, please contact Ms. Dolly Flood's office at (706) 422-3011.