Sun Prairie hates snow about as much as they hate cats!

It is illegal to have unremoved snow on your property, it’s consider a nuisance.

Section 8.44.050 Public nuisances affecting peace and safety.


The following acts, omissions, places, conditions and things are declared to be public nuisances affecting peace and safety, but such enumeration shall not be construed to exclude other nuisances affecting public peace or safety coming within the definition of Section 8.44.020.

A. Signs, Billboards, etc. All signs and billboards, awnings and other similar structures over or near streets, sidewalks, public grounds or places frequented by the public, so situated or constructed as to endanger the public safety.

B. Illegal Buildings. All buildings erected, repaired or altered in violation of the provisions of the ordinances of the city relating to materials and manner of construction of buildings and structures within the city.

C. Unauthorized Traffic Signs. All unauthorized signs, signals, markings or devices placed or maintained upon or in view of any public highway or railway crossing which purport to be or may be mistaken as an official traffic control device, railroad sign or signal or which because of its color, location, brilliance or manner of operation interferes with the effectiveness of any such device, sign or signal.

D. Obstruction of Intersections. All trees, hedges, billboards or other obstructions which prevent persons driving vehicles on public streets, alleys or highways from obtaining a clear view of traffic when approaching an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk.

E. Tree Limbs. All limbs of trees which project over a public sidewalk less than ten (10) feet above the surface thereof and all limbs which project over a public street less than fourteen (14) feet above the surface thereof.

F. Dangerous Trees. All trees which are a menace to public safety or are the cause of substantial annoyance to the general public.

G. Fireworks. All use or display of fireworks except as provided by the laws of the state of Wisconsin and ordinances of the city.

H. Dilapidated Buildings. All buildings or structures so old, dilapidated or out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human use.

I. Wires Over Streets. All wires over streets, alleys, or public grounds which are strung less than fifteen (15) feet above the surface thereof.

J. Noisy Animals or Fowl. The keeping or harboring of any animal or fowl which by frequent or habitual howling, yelping, barking, crowing or making of other noises shall greatly annoy or disturb a neighborhood or any considerable number of persons within the city.

K. Obstructions of Streets–Excavations. All obstructions of streets, alleys, sidewalks or crosswalks and all excavations in or under the same, except as permitted by the ordinances of the city or which, although made in accordance with such ordinances, are kept or maintained for an unreasonable or illegal length of time after the purpose thereof has been accomplished, or do not conform to the permit.

L. Open Excavations. All open and unguarded pits, wells, excavations or unused basements accessible from any public street, alley or sidewalk.

M. Abandoned Refrigerators. All abandoned refrigerators or iceboxes from which the doors and other covers have not been removed or which are not equipped with a device for opening from the inside.

N. Flammable Liquids. Repeated or continuous violations of the ordinances of the city or laws of the state relating to the storage of flammable liquids.

O. Unremoved Snow. All snow and ice not removed or sprinkled with ashes, sawdust, sand or other chemical removers, as provided in this code.

(Prior code � 11-7-5)

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