Southfield’s Community Appearance Director, Tyrice Beeks, is calling on commercial enterprises to comply with the city’s Keep Southfield Beautiful! efforts. Community Appearance is a facet of the Code Enforcement Department. Each spring, the owners and managers of businesses, restaurants, gasoline stations and car repair facilities are reminded of applicable beautification regulations to enhance curb appeal in the city.
“A passerby’s first impression of your property may be a lasting impression of Southfield,” Beeks says. “By following these regulations, you will be doing your part and fulfilling your responsibility to Keep Southfield Beautiful! If we all do our part, we can make a difference.”
Regulations affect all aspects of outdoor commercial areas, specifically: Parking Lots, Dumpsters, Landscaping, Outside Storage, Buildings and Signage/Displays. There is an explicit list of code requirements for each category of enterprise – businesses, restaurants, gas stations/car repair – although there are similarities among the lists.
Beeks says many businesses follow city beautification regulations. However, to assure widespread compliance, all properties will be inspected by the Code Enforcement Department. “It is our hope that any deficiencies you find will be addressed before an inspector visits your site,” Beeks says. “Businesses found to be continuously in violation will be issued a citation or fines.”
To review the complete list of regulations by category, follow the links below: