City of Rye Property Maintenance Laws

ARTICLE VI Property Maintenance Requirements

108-37. General Requirements 

Residential premises shall be maintained in conformity with the provisions of this chapter so as to assure the desirable residential character of the property.

108-38. Open Areas

A. Surface and subsurface water shall be appropriately drained to protect buildings and structures and to prevent development of stagnant ponds. Gutters, culverts, catch basins, drain inlets, stormwater sewers, approved combined storm and sanitary sewers or other satisfactory drainage systems shall be utilized where deemed necessary.
B. Fences and other minor constructions shall be maintained in safe and substantial condition.
C. Steps, walks, driveways, parking spaces and similar paved areas shall be maintained so as to afford safe passage under normal use and weather conditions.
D. Yards and courts shall be kept clean and free of physical hazards.
E. Heavy undergrowths and accumulations of plant growth which are noxious or detrimental to health shall be eliminated.

157-97. Maintenance of premises by owner

The owner or person in control of any private property shall at all times maintain the premises free of litter; provided, however, that this section shall not prohibit the storage of litter in authorized private receptacles for collection.