NUISANCE LAWS - STATE/CITY
13-2917. Public nuisance; abatement;
A. It is a public nuisance, and is no less a nuisance because the extent of the
annoyance or damage inflicted is unequal, for anything:
1. To be injurious to health, indecent, offensive to the senses or an obstruction
to the free use of property that interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or
property by an entire community or neighborhood or by a considerable number of persons.
2. To unlawfully obstruct the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any
navigable lake, river, bay, stream, canal or basin, or any public park, square, street or
B. It is a public nuisance for any person to sell, offer to sell, transfer, trade
or disseminate any item which is obscene as defined in section 13-3501, within two
thousand feet, measured in a straight line, of the nearest boundary line of any of the
1. Any building used as a private or public elementary or high school.
2. Any public park.
3. Any residence district as defined in section 28-101.
C. The county attorney, the attorney general or the city attorney may bring an
action in superior court to abate, enjoin and prevent the activity described in
subsections A and B of this section.
D. Any person who knowingly maintains or commits a public nuisance or who knowingly
fails or refuses to perform any legal duty relating to the removal of a public nuisance
is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.
13.35.020 Environmental nuisances defined.
addition to the public nuisances defined by this code,
ordinance or state law,
the following specific acts, omissions and conditions in or
upon any private
lot, building, structure or premises, or in or upon any public
street, avenue, alley, park, parkway or other public or
private place in the
city, are hereby declared to be, among others, environmental nuisances which
endanger the public health and safety:.
8.15.010 Nuisance defined.
unlawful for any person to maintain a public nuisance. Anything which isinjurious to health or indecent or
offensive to the senses, or which interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of
life or property or anything which unlawfully obstructs the
free passage or use
in a customary manner of any public place, street, sidewalk or
alley in the
city, is a public nuisance
subject to summary abatement. [Code 2006 § 10-1-5].