Online Code of Ordinances
The Code of Ordinances are the law passed by the North Liberty City Council. A new ordinance requires three readings, each with an affirmative vote by a majority of the city council. The City of North Liberty’s Code of Ordinances is maintained and available online through American Legal Publishing.Visit Code
Code Compliance Procedures
The City Code has been adopted by the City Council and is designed to preserve and improve the peace, safety, health, welfare, comfort and convenience of its residents. Code compliance is the process of ensuring the City Code is enforced as intended: effectively, efficiently and fairly. Learn more about the city’s code compliance procedures.
North Liberty’s parking regulations require vehicles to park within 18 inches of the curb for less than 48 hours. It is prohibited for vehicles to be parked on public streets for sale, repair (except for emergency), advertising or merchandise sales.
Generally, parking is prohibited in crosswalks, on or across sidewalks, in front of a driveway, within five feet of a fire hydrant, 10 feet of a stop sign or signal, 20 feet of mailboxes, 50 feet of a railroad crossing, and 20 feet of a fire station driveway. Also, please note that no street parking is permitted on streets during snow emergencies.
Additionally, parking restrictions have been applied to many streets in North Liberty, primarily to make sure public safety vehicles, such as fire trucks or ambulances, can navigate them.Parking Regulations
All cats and dogs in North Liberty must be licensed with the City as soon as they reach four months of age. If you adopt a pet, it should be licensed immediately.
Stop by City Hall (3 Quail Creek Circle) and fill out a short form to license your pet. You can submit via mail. Visit here for more information. If spayed or neutered, the fee is $2 per pet per year; otherwise the fee is $25 per pet per year. You will be issued a license tag, which will be used to identify your pet and make sure it is safely returned to you if it is ever lost. Tags are valid for the issuance calendar year. By mailing in the fee and form, City Hall will send you the license.
All pets six months or older must also be vaccinated against rabies. Your vet will provide you with a tag at the time of immunization. For your pet’s safety, it should always be wearing both the rabies and license tags.
Pets at large
Any pet found at large, and any pet considered to be a public nuisance, may be seized and impounded. Owners may retrieve their pet only after the impound, boarding, delinquent license fees and fine for municipal infraction are paid in full.
Pick up after your pet
It is unlawful to let your dog or cat use public property, or private property other than your own, as a toilet! You must pick up after your pet, for health and safety reasons. Pet waste bags are provided in our public parks for your convenience.
Most signs in North Liberty require a permit, thought some types are exempt, including official flags and emblems, temporary decorations, other small signs for hours of operation or names and addresses, as well as art.
Additionally, some temporary signs fall have special considerations, including real estate signs, banners, community events and garage sales. The following restrictions apply to garage sale signs:
- Garage sale signs are permitted in all zones but only on the property to which they apply.
Garage sale signs shall be displayed not for more than 48 hours before or more than four hours after the end of the sale.
Such signs shall not be larger than four square feet and no more than 2 signs may be posted for any garage sale.
Such signs shall not be located within the street right-of-way between the curb and sidewalk. They shall not be located on gravel shoulders, within landscaped areas or obstructing landscaped areas at street intersections, nor shall they be attached to any traffic control posts or other public structures.
A permit is not required for garage sale signs.
All signs, even those that don’t require a permit, fall under some general prohibitions, such as cannot be in the public right-of-way (usually from the sidewalk to the street) or be located off the premises.Sign Regulations
Snow emergencies automatically go into effect when snow accumulation reaches two inches and can also be declared. During snow emergencies parking is not allowed on any street to ensure streets are clear for effective snow removal and other road maintenance.
Any vehicles in violation of the ordinance may be ticketed and towed without notice. Each 12-hour period that a vehicle is parked or allowed to remain on any street in violation of this section constitutes a separate and distinct offense.
And don’t forget that regardless of whether or not a snowfall triggers a snow emergency or not, residents are required to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall.
North Liberty’s crews clear trails and streets after each snow, with the goal of completing public streets in eight hours. The Streets Department clears public streets in this priority order, based on traffic volume and traffic speed:
- Plow all primary roads, including Penn Street, Ranshaw Way and Forevergreen Road
- Plow secondary roads, including Scales Bend Drive, Cherry Street and Front Street
- Plow main roads into subdivisions, including Deerfield Drive, Covered Bridge Boulevard and Fox Run
- Plow secondary roads in subdivision along with dead ends and cul-de-sacs, including Juniper Court, Bayberry Lane and Ash Circle