(A) No per­son own­ing, leas­ing, occu­py­ing or hav­ing charges of any premis­es or real prop­er­ty shall erect, con­trive, cause, con­tin­ue, main­tain or per­mit to exist any pub­lic nui­sance as defined in this Article.

(B) Pub­lic Nui­sance shall include the following:

  1. Any thing, act, fail­ure to act, occu­pa­tion, con­di­tion or use of a prop­er­ty which shall con­tin­ue for such length of time as to: 
    • sub­stan­tial­ly annoy, injure or endan­ger the com­fort, health, repose or safe­ty of the pub­lic; or
    • in any way ren­der the pub­lic inse­cure in life or in the use of prop­er­ty; or
    • caus­es sub­stan­tial pub­lic annoy­ance, incon­ve­nience or injury; or
    • great­ly offend the pub­lic morals or decency.
  2. To cause or allow the car­cass of an ani­mal or offal, filth, or a noi­some sub­stance to be col­lect­ed, deposit­ed, or to remain in any place.
  3. To throw or deposit offal or oth­er offen­sive mat­ter or the car­cass of a dead ani­mal in a water course, lake, pond, spring, well, or com­mon sew­er, street, or pub­lic highway.
  4. To cor­rupt or ren­der unwhole­some or impure the water of a spring, riv­er, stream, pond, or lake.
  5. To obstruct or impede, with­out legal author­i­ty, the pas­sage of a nav­i­ga­ble riv­er or waters.
  6. To obstruct or encroach upon pub­lic high­ways, pri­vate ways, streets, alleys, com­mons, land­ing places, and ways to bury­ing places.
  7. To car­ry on the busi­ness of man­u­fac­tur­ing gun­pow­der, nitro­glyc­er­ine, or oth­er high­ly explo­sive sub­stances, or mix­ing or grind­ing the mate­ri­als for those sub­stances, in a build­ing with­in twen­ty (20) rods of a valu­able build­ing erect­ed at the time the busi­ness is commenced.
  8. To estab­lish pow­der mag­a­zines, at a point dif­fer­ent from that appoint­ed accord­ing to law, or with­in fifty (50) rods of an occu­pied dwelling house.
  9. To erect, con­tin­ue, or use a build­ing or oth­er place for the exer­cise of a trade, employ­ment, or man­u­fac­ture that, by occa­sion­ing nox­ious exha­la­tions, offen­sive smells, or oth­er­wise, is offense or dan­ger­ous to the health of indi­vid­u­als or of the public.
  10. To adver­tise wares or occu­pa­tion by paint­ing notices of the wares or occu­pa­tion on, or affix­ing them to, util­i­ty poles, fences or oth­er pri­vate prop­er­ty, or on rocks or oth­er nat­ur­al objects, with­out the con­sent of the own­er, or if in the high­way or oth­er pub­lic place, with­out per­mis­sion of the prop­er authorities.
  11. To per­mit a well drilled for oil, gas, salt water dis­pos­al, or any oth­er pur­pose in con­nec­tion with the pro­duc­tion of oil and gas to remain unplugged after the well is no longer used for the pur­pose for which it was drilled.
  12. To con­struct or oper­ate a salt water pit or oil field refuse pit, com­mon­ly called a “burn out pit”, so that salt water, brine, or oil field refuse or oth­er waste liq­uids may escape from the pit in a man­ner except by the evap­o­ra­tion of the sale water or brine or by the burn­ing of the oil field waste or refuse.
  13. To per­mit con­crete bases, dis­card­ed machin­ery, and mate­ri­als to remain around an oil or gas well, or to fail to fill holes, cel­lars, slush pits, and oth­er exca­va­tions made in con­nec­tion with the well or to restore the sur­face of the lands sur­round­ing the well to its con­di­tion before the drilling of the well, upon aban­don­ment of the oil or gas well.
  14. To per­mit salt water, oil, gas, or oth­er wastes from a well drilled for oil, gas, or explorato­ry pur­pos­es to escape to the sur­face, or into a mine or coal seam, or into an under­ground fresh water sup­ply, or from one under­ground stra­tum to another.
  15. To harass, intim­i­date, or threat­en a per­son who is about to sell or lease or has sold or leased a res­i­dence or oth­er real prop­er­ty or is about to buy or lease or has bought or leased a res­i­dence or oth­er real prop­er­ty, when the harass­ment, intim­i­da­tion, or threat relates to a person’s attempt to sell, buy, or lease a res­i­dence, or oth­er real prop­er­ty, or refers to a person’s sale, pur­chase, or lease of a res­i­dence or oth­er real property.
  16. To store, dump, or per­mit the accu­mu­la­tion of debris, refuse, garbage, trash, tires, buck­ets, cans, wheel­bar­rows, garbage cans, or oth­er con­tain­ers in a man­ner that may har­bor mos­qui­toes, flies, insects, rodents, nui­sance birds, or oth­er ani­mal pests that are offen­sive, inju­ri­ous, or dan­ger­ous to the health of indi­vid­u­als or the public.
  17. To cre­ate a con­di­tion, through the improp­er main­te­nance of a swim­ming pool or wad­ing pool, or by caus­ing an action that alters the con­di­tion of a nat­ur­al body of water, so that it har­bors mos­qui­toes, flies, or oth­er ani­mal pests that are offen­sive, inju­ri­ous, or dan­ger­ous to the health of indi­vid­u­als or the public.
  18. To oper­ate a tan­ning facil­i­ty with­out a valid per­mit under the Tan­ning Facil­i­ty Per­mit Act.
  19. To per­mit the accu­mu­la­tion of aban­doned, dis­card­ed or unused items of per­son­al prop­er­ty includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to fur­ni­ture, appli­ances, house­hold goods, or lawn mowers.
  20. To main­tain or per­mit the pres­ence of an unoc­cu­pied mobile home for six­ty (60) con­sec­u­tive days where such unoc­cu­pied mobile home does not have all nec­es­sary util­i­ty hook-ups in place and oper­a­tional, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, elec­tric­i­ty, water and sewage disposal.
  21. To per­mit, cause or allow the open burn­ing of debris, refuse, garbage, trash, tires or any oth­er mate­r­i­al in such a man­ner as to be offen­sive, inju­ri­ous, or dan­ger­ous to the health of indi­vid­u­als or the public.
  22. To per­mit weeds or grass to grow to a height of eight (8) inch­es or more upon any sub­di­vid­ed lot or any por­tion of a sub­di­vid­ed lot.