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Only water can be placed in the street. Piling of leaves in the street is a traffic hazard as well as a fire hazard. Yard waste may only be placed on the tree lawn (the area between the street and sidewalk).

Noise Regulations depend on what is causing the noise.

Section 215.310 Public Disturbance Noises.

[Ord. No. 5349 § 1, 12-19-2016]

A. No person shall cause, nor shall any person in possession of property allow to originate from the property, sound that is a public disturbance noise. The following sounds are hereby determined to be public disturbance noises:

  1. Frequent, repetitive or continuous sounds made by any animal which unreasonably disturbs or interferes with the peace, comfort and repose of property owners or possessors except that such sounds made in animal shelters or commercial kennels, veterinary hospitals, pet shops or pet kennels licensed under and in compliance with the provisions of the Code of Ordinances shall be exempt from this Subsection; provided, that notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, if the owner or other person having custody of the animal cannot, with reasonable inquiry, be located by the investigating officer or if the animal is a repeated violator of this Subsection, the animal may be impounded;
  2. The frequent, repetitive or continuous sounding of any horn or siren attached to a motor vehicle, except as a warning of danger or as specifically permitted or required by law;
  3. The creation of frequent, repetitive or continuous sounds in connection with the starting, operation, repair, rebuilding or resting of any motor vehicle, motorcycle, off-highway vehicle or internal combustion engine, within a residential district, so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with the peace, comfort and repose of owners or possessors of real property;
  4. The use of a sound amplifier or other device capable of producing or reproducing amplified sound upon public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or sales or for attracting the attention of the public to any vehicle, structure or property or the contents therein, except as permitted by law.
  5. The making of any loud or raucous sound within one thousand (1,000) feet of any school, hospital, sanitarium, nursing or convalescent facility;
  6. The creation by use of a musical instrument, whistle, sound amplifier or other device capable of producing or reproducing sound, of loud or raucous sounds which emanate frequently, repetitively or continuously from any building, structure or property located within the City, such as sounds originating from a band session or social gathering and without limiting the foregoing, any loud or raucous sounds from social gatherings between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.;
  7. The erection (including excavating), demolition, alteration or repair of any building or structure other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekends, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and then only with a permit from the Director of Community Development and Public Works for a period not to exceed three (3) days which, however, may be renewed for like or less periods while the emergency continues;
  8. The operation of any lawn mower, lawn care equipment, chain saw, wood chipper, stump grinder, leaf blower, or similar type of powered device before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. on weekends, except that the use of electricity generators during extended power outages and equipment used in the care and maintenance of the City Golf Course shall not be subject to such restrictions.
  9. Any violation of Section 405.550(A)(2).

B. No sound source specifically exempted from a maximum permissible sound level by this Section shall be a public disturbance noise, insofar as the particular source is exempted.

C. The following sounds are exempt from the provisions of this Section at all times:

  1. Sounds originating from aircraft in flight;
  2. Sounds created by safety and protective devices, such as relief valves, where noise suppression would defeat the safety release intent of the device;
  3. Sounds created by fire alarms; and
  4. Sounds created by emergency equipment and emergency work necessary in the interest of law enforcement or of the health, safety or welfare of the community, including but not limited to snow removal and other equipment involved in clearing streets, parking lots and driveways.

Removing Fecal Matter (Ordinance §210.230):

Section 210.230 Removing Fecal Matter — Possession of Removal Equipment — Violation and Penalties.

[CC 1984 §6-43; Ord. No. 3140 §6-24.1; Ord. No. 3672(A) §1, 8-18-1980; Ord. No. 4938 §1, 6-6-2005]

A. Removing Fecal Matter.

  1. It shall be unlawful for the owner or handler of any animal to fail to remove fecal matter deposited by his animal on public property or public easement or private property of another, before the owner leaves the immediate area where the fecal matter was deposited.
  2. It shall be unlawful for an owner to allow the accumulation of animal feces or manure in any open area, run, cage or yard wherein animals are kept and to fail to remove or dispose of feces or manure at least once every twenty-four (24) hours.

B. Possession Of Removal Equipment. It shall be unlawful for the owner or handler of any animal to fail to have in their possession the equipment necessary to remove their animal’s fecal matter when accompanied by said animal on public property or public easement or private property of another.

C. Violation And Penalties. Any person found guilty of violating Subsections (A) and (B) of this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished:

  1. By a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for the first (1st) offense; or
  2. For the second (2nd) and subsequent offenses occurring within one (1) year, a fine of not less than thirty dollars ($30.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).
  3. The minimum fines provided for by this Section are mandatory minimums and shall not be suspended or deferred, except in cases in which the court determines that the defendant is indigent and unable to pay any fine.
  • You may obtain a copy of a police report after 5 business days of the incident.
  • Within the first 30 days of the incident, the only people allowed to obtain a copy of a report are:
    1. People that are directly involved in the incident (named in the report)
    2. Attorneys representing involved parties
    3. Insurance Companies
  • Information found in a report cannot be given out over the phone. You must appear in person.
  • The cost for a copy is $8.00
  • You may request a copy in person, at the police department or send your request in writing along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
  • Please have the report number when making your request.
  • Accident reports may be purchased online by visiting

Contact Information:

Records Clerk




Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Richmond Heights Police Department
C/O Records Division
7447 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Section 210.220 Running At Large — Exception.

[CC 1984 §6-42; Rev. M.C. 1963 Ch. 26; Ord. No. 2953 §1, 4-6-1970; Ord. No. 3140 §6-24]

A.No person shall permit any dog, cat or other animal, whether vaccinated or not, to run at large or to go off the premises of its owner unless such dog, cat or other animal is under restraint.

B. In a prosecution charging a violation of Subsection (A), proof that a dog, cat or other animal was running loose in violation of Subsection (A) together with proof that defendant named in the complaint was, at the time described in the complaint, the person who owned such dog, cat or other animal shall constitute a prima facie presumption sufficient for conviction that the owner was the person who permitted such animal to run at large.

C. The provisions of Subsection (A) shall not apply to bloodhounds or other dogs used for tracking in conjunction with Police activities, or to dogs of the canine corps of a Police force of any City located in St. Louis County, of the St. Louis County Police, Missouri State Highway Patrol, of any Federal law enforcement agency, or of any branch of the armed forces of the Unites States, while being used to conduct official business or while being used for official purposes.