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The first step when seeking to make changes to your property's footprint is to connect with our Planning Division. They'll let you know the requirements for making any changes or additions; at the very least, you'll likely require a site plan. Make sure to check your zoning; you'll need to contact City Planning if your property is within city limits.
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Trees overhanging any public right-of-way or road must be trimmed to at least 16 feet above the street and at least 8 feet above the sidewalk. Uncontrolled or uncultivated growth of weeds, brush, vine, or grasses, over eight inches (8") high which offer vector or rodent harborage, which constitute a fire hazard, or which unreasonably interfere with the use and enjoyment of public and private property within 500 feet of the external property lines on which the vegetation or growth is located must be kept trimmed (KCC 401.020 (1) (f) (h) & ORS 368.256).
All abandoned, inoperable, or unlicensed vehicles must be stored inside a covered garage or carport, registered or removed from the property. (KCC Ch. 401.020 (i). In addition, vehicles under repair or unlicensed cannot be parked on the street. Operable and licensed vehicles may only be parked on the street or public right-of-ways as long as they are not obstructing or hindering the view necessary for the safe operation of vehicles.
The Klamath County Land Development Code Article 82 allows camping on private property for up to 21 days in any 6 month period. Klamath County Land Development Code further states: The definition of camping is the occupancy of private property within a tent, tent trailer, shelter, vehicle, or recreation vehicle not within an authorization / designated camping facility and deemed a nuisance. When storing RV’s, boats, or trailers on your property, be sure to maintain the proper setbacks and do not block or obstruct sidewalks, roads or other public right-of-ways. Remember that you may not live in your recreation vehicle unless otherwise allowed by the County.
Generally, you can have up to 24 small animals per acre; small animals are rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese or other fowl and similar animals raised and kept for personal consumptive purposes. "Small animal" does not include dogs or cats kept for personal companion purposes.
Large animals include: cattle, horses, sheep, goats, emus, ostrich, llamas, and bison. Please check your Zoning with the Planning Department to verify the appropriate number of large animals allowed on your parcel. Generally, for such animals if lot is over 20,000 square feet; they are not to exceed 2 animals per acre / 1 animal per half acre. (KCLDC Art. 11).
If the property is within the County (you can check here), you can submit a complaint to Klamath County Code Enforcement, either via our submission button at the bottom of the Code Enforcement page or by printing this form and turning it in to our office at 305 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. If the property is in City limits, you'll want to connect with City Code Enforcement.