Property Maintenance Checklist
Use this checklist to help recognize potential violations on your property and take corrective action to preserve your property value and the character of your neighborhood.
Exterior Wall Surfaces
All surfaces are free of holes, damaged or loose material which would let in rain, moisture, insects or animals.
At least 80 percent of individual surface areas, such as gutters, windows, or exterior walls, are free of chipping or peeling paint.
Exterior openings are fitted with an appropriate window, door, hatchway or crawl space cover.
Windows and doors fit tightly within the frame and are in good working condition.
Glass windowpanes are free of open cracks or holes.
Screens and frames are in good repair and free of breaks or holes.
Awnings are in good repair.
Hard Surfaces + Walkways
All hard surfaces, such as concrete and asphalt, are in good repair and not deteriorating to the extent that they would be a safety hazard.
Roofing + Guttering
Roof, eaves and soffits are structurally sound, not damaged and will not admit rain or animals.
Guttering and downspouts are in good repair and free of leaves and debris.
Porches, landings, fire escapes, decks, railings and exterior stairs are maintained in good repair.
Repairs and replacements are made with compatible materials.
Items are stored within a fully enclosed structure or screened from view of the adjacent neighbors and streets.
Firewood is neatly stacked, free of insects or rodents and placed behind the building set-back line.
Vehicles are parked on your driveway or in the street, if permitted.
Any commercial vehicle on the property meets the City’s size regulation for parking in residential areas.
Inoperable vehicles are parked or stored within an enclosed structure.
All vehicle license plates are visible and not obscured from view by an adjacent structure, vegetation or by a cover, tarp or similar object.
Trees + Shrubs
The property is free of dead trees, broken or dead limbs that present a hazard to the public.
Trees and shrubs are trimmed to eliminate sight distance problems on corner property and to allow proper clearance at public rights-of-way.
Tall Weeds + Grass
Grass and weeds do not exceed more than 8 inches in height or more than 8 inches in length if matted down.
Any vegetation that is poisonous to the touch has been removed.
The fence and gates are in good repair and any repairs or replacements have been made with compatible materials.
Scaling or peeling paint does not exceed 20 percent of the fence surface area.
Dogs and cats are licensed with the City of Overland Park.
Excessive accumulation of animal waste is cleaned up and disposed of properly.
Swimming pools, birdbaths or any other items stored outdoors that may retain water are free of standing or stagnant water.
Trash containers and trash bags are screened from view from any street or neighboring property and located behind the front of the house.
Trash containers and trash bags are leakproof and waterproof and are kept closed at all times while being stored.
Solid waste is not placed in front of your residence or next to the street prior to 24 hours before your scheduled trash pick-up and at no time is trash blowing or being scattered.
The property is free of any worn out or broken items, trash, debris or refuse.