Common Violations

(Beaufort City Ordinance = BCO, International Property Maintenance Code = IPMC)


  • Premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or grass in excess of six (6) inches in height; and,
  • Noxious weeds or vegetation. This excludes cultivated flowers and gardens.
  • BCO section 6-2001
  • IPMC section 302.4

Trash/yard debris

Motor vehicles

  • No inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled, unless it is placed in a completely closed building.
  • BCO section 8-2006
  • IPMC section 302.8

Exterior structure

The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound, and sanitary condition.