Sports equipment violation

Basketball hoop violation

The Public Works Department maintains township roadways that must be kept clear of obstructions in the right-of-way. This includes all sports equipment, including permanent and portable basketball hoops. Under the township’s Limited Home Rule, any sports equipment obstruction placed within a property’s right-of-way can be declared a public nuisance (Resolution #94-2018).

Properties in violation will:

  • Receive an informational door hangar requesting the equipment be moved from the right-of-way 
  • If property is not removed, further violations will align with civil citations described in Section 113 of the Miami Township Exterior Maintenance Code.

What is considered the road right-of-way?

The road right-of-way is land reserved for shared public purposes such as utilities, walkways and drainage. Maintenance of the right-of-way, including turf and vegetation, is the responsibility of the landowner.

The right-of-way in most residential areas is 10 feet from the edge of pavement into the yard or from the road edge to the backside of the sidewalk. All improvements or excavations within the right-of-way require an approved permit.