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ATV/SNOWMOBILE/GOLF CART PERMITS:  Permits to operate an ATV, golf cart, or snowmobile on the roadways or alleys within the City of Hills. Applications for a permit may be obtained from the Hills City Office. Permit fees are $5.00 per year.
It is unlawful to operate an ATV/Snowmobile/Golf Cart on private property or public grounds without the permission of the owner or occupant.

BUILDING PERMITS: No building or structure shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished without the consent of the Hills City Council. Permit applications are available at the City Office at no charge.
BUILDING WITHOUT A PERMIT: a fine in the amount of $250 will be charged for failure to obtain a building permit prior to construction.

DOG LICENSE & FINES: It is unlawful for the owner of any dog, three months of age or more, to fail to obtain a license from the City. Fees are $10 per dog for a 3-year license. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.
Dogs must be leashed or kenneled. A fine of $25.00 will be charged for the impounding and maintenance for dogs caught running at large. Fines double for each habitual offense that a dog is caught running. Fines must be paid prior to the release of the dog.
It is unlawful to keep or harbor an animal that habitually barks, cries, or howls.

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SNOWPLOWING NOTICE: Vehicles must be removed from the streets, and remain off the streets, until the snow has been plowed to full width
curb-to-curb. Vehicles remaining in the street will be towed at the owner’s expense.

WEED & GRASS CONTROL:All property owners or occupants of any lot or parcel of land within the city limits of Hills, are responsible for cutting and maintaining weeds and grass. Allowing any weeds or grass, whether noxious or not, growing on any parcel of land to a height greater than nine inches, or which have gone to, or are about to go to seed is a violation of City ordinance. Failure to maintain any property may cause the City to perform the work, and all costs involved will then be billed to the property owner. It is unlawful to blow or deposit grass clippings, weeds, leaves or tree limbs on streets, sidewalks and/or in the gutters. It is unlawful to allow any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush on property.

JUNK CARS, ABANDONED VEHICLES, VEHICLE PARTS OR COMPONENTS, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS, APPLIANCES & MISCELLANEOUS JUNK ITEMS:It is unlawful to park or store any unlicensed, unregistered or inoperable motor vehicle, furniture, household furnishings, appliances, parts, or components on any property public or private, unless housed within a building.

CITY SEWER SYSTEM:  It is against city ordinance to discharge storm water, surface water, ground water, roof water run-off, sub-surface drainage, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters into the City’s sanitary sewer. DO NOT run sump pump hoses into floor drains, your drainage must be adjusted to avoid water running into the City’s sewer system. Failure to comply with this ordinance may result in a fine.

If you have any questions with regard to these services please contact the Hills City Office, Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-Noon at 962-3290.