YOU MUST KNOW
VEHICLE STICKERS - All vehicles registered,
to an address, in the City of Markham (automobiles, trucks, motorcycles,
mopeds, etc.) must display a current city sticker/tag. Vehicle stickers
and tags may be purchased for $25.00 at City Hall.
You must provide a copy of your vehicle registration. The license
year is December 1st to February 28th (February 29th in a
March 1st the sticker doubles to
$50.00 and April 1st the sticker
triples to $75.00 and remains
at that rate until the following December.
Residents, who purchase a new vehicle as a replacement
vehicle, are required to obtain a transfer sticker. Transfer stickers
are available for a fee of $1.00. You must bring the old sticker by
attaching the sticker to a piece of paper. Whether you replace
a vehicle, purchase a vehicle for the first time, or purchase an additional
vehicle you must obtain a sticker within ten days of the purchase
date. Proof of purchase is required to avoid any late fees that might
Parking is prohibited on both sides of all streets
for a period of 24 hours during or following a snowfall of two inches
or more. (931)
Driveways must be paved or have a topping of all –weather
surface, such as cement or asphalt. Dirt and stone driveways are prohibited
Must be in Paper Bags no larger than 30 gal. And each
bag must display a “yard waste sticker” and will be picked
up on your regular garbage day. Stickers are $2.00 each and can be
purchased at city hall. (ord. 01-O-1723). Leaf burning is prohibited.
All residents are required to mow their lawns and
keep their yards free of trash and debris. (566)
Markham ordinances provides that residents who own
corner lots must trim their bushes and trees to a MAXIMUM height of
3 feet so they do not obstruct traffic vision. Violation can cause
the resident to be ticketed. (330)
Each residence and business is required to have the
street address displayed in such a manner that it is visible from
the street. (427)
Children under the age of 18 must be off the streets
and out of unsupervised places of amusement, eating or entertainment
unless supervised by a responsible adult, between the hours of:
10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sundays through
11:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays (807)
It shall be unlawful for a person to generate or to
create a sound which can be heard more than seventy five (75) feet
from the source of the sound. (1716)
Signs designating “FOR SALE”, “OPEN
HOUSE” or “NEW HOME INSPECTION”, or similar signs
are permitted in a residential area. For Sale sings are also permitted
on commercial property. Ordinance 99-O-1674 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING
AND REVOKING A PROVISION OF THE MARKAM ZONING CODE 156.276 (A) (5)
“FOR SALE SIGNS”.
All dogs must be licensed and dog tags may be purchased
for $15.00 at City Hall. The
license year is December 1st to February 28th (February
29th in a leap year). March 1st the tag doubles to $30.00
and April 1st the tag triples to $45.00 and remains at
that rate until the following December. A receipt confirming
rabies vaccination must be presented at the time of purchase.
Dogs must be kept inside a fence chained or leashed
at all times. It is unlawful to harbor any animal which disturbs the
peace by loud noises at any time of the day or night.
No more than three dogs or cats may be kept within
any one household. Farm animals are not allowed except on property
of five acres or more.
All animals must be provided with proper food, drink,
shelter and air. No animal may be chained or tied in such a manner
that the animal cannot freely stand or move about. These ordinances
will be enforced by the Markham Animal Control Officer. Any person
violating these ordinances can and will be fined as much as $200.00
for each offense.
ANIMAL PICK UP
Anyone wishing to give up an animal may do so by calling
the Markham Police Department’s non-emergency number at (708)
Street lights add to the safety of all residential neighborhoods.
report a damaged or burnt out street light, please contact City Hall
at (708) 331-4905
Citizens may register to vote at City Hall anytime
during regular business hours. Two pieces of residential identification
are required at the time of registration.