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To determine the location of your property lines, you will need to have a property survey completed. This is done by a certified and professional surveyor. If you purchased your property recently, a survey may have been completed by the title or mortgage company. Harrison Township cannot provide this service.
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Township codes do not state a specific number of cuts required, but they do state that no grass, weeds or rank vegetation may exceed eight inches in height at any time.
Township codes state that all vehicles parked in the front or side yard of a property must be on a paved, dust-free surface (concrete or asphalt).
Contact the Development Department at (937) 890-5611. Harrison Township Trustees have adopted a Dangerous Property Resolution to address these types of situations. If you see individuals accessing the property, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at (937) 225-4357.
Harrison Township requires a fence permit. Fence regulations state that fences in the front yard may be a maximum of three and a half feet tall and they must be one foot back from the sidewalk and cannot interfere with visibility along a driveway. Corner lots are considered to have two front yards. Fences in rear or side yards may be a maximum height of six feet. For more information, view Fence Regulations, Fence Permit Application.
Harrison Township does require a permit for these types of structures. The application can be obtained on the Harrison Township's webpage or at the Township Government Center. Residential permits cost $50. Any structure 200 square feet or larger in the area will also require a permit from the Montgomery County Building Department. View Accessory Structure Application.
Harrison Township does not have the authority to address insect infestations, vermin, the accumulation or placement of animal waste or anything pertaining to the interior conditions of a building. Call Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County at (937) 225-5700.
A junk or inoperable vehicle is defined as meeting one or more of the following conditions:
View Property Maintenance Code.
A permit is not required and residents are allowed to have two garage sales per calendar year. Each sale can run for three consecutive days and each sale must occur a minimum of 90 days apart.
If you know where your property line is, you are permitted, though not required, to cut any tree limbs encroaching on your property. If you remove the limbs, you are responsible for their disposal. This is available free of charge at any Montgomery County Solid Waste District location. If the tree is alive and otherwise healthy, the township cannot require the owner of the tree to cut it.