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Auto Repair

It is illegal to do major auto repairs in a residential area.

What constitutes illegal (major) auto repairs?

  • Vehicle without wheels on stands is clear evidence of major auto repairsRepairs that cannot be completed within 72 hours.
  • Repairs that involve removal of major components of a vehicle such as the engine, transmission, radiator, rear suspension, gas tank or work that requires the placement of the vehicle on blocks with the tires removed is strictly prohibited.

Illegal auto repairs is a violation subject to a warning notice.

To report any potential problems, please call 3-1-1 or report a property via email to

What types of repairs are permitted?

Those repairs considered “minor” repairs includes any work which is completed within 72 hours including, but not limited to:

  • Change of tires
  • Replacement of batteries
  • Change of oil, oil filter, air filters
  • Replacement of brakes, brake pads
  • Engine tune-up

In a residential district a property owner or tenant on improved property having a principal building or otherwise into operative condition an automobile of his property, only if all of the following requirements are met:

  • The property owner or tenant owns the automobile
  • The repairs take place only during daylight hours.
  • While under repair the automobile shall not be parked in front of the principal property unless the sideyard and/or the rear yard are not accessible.
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