What does “grandfathered” mean?
Grandfathered is another way to describe something that is considered existing and non-conforming. Grandfathered, or existing non-conforming is a term used to describe a situation that existed prior to the adoption of a new ordinance or law. For example: A resident has a 48” high fence in their front yard which was constructed ten years ago. The neighbor desires to construct the same fence in their front yard, but a new ordinance was passed three years ago which still permits a fence in the front yard, but only 42” high. The 48” high fence is “grandfathered” because it existed prior to the adoption of the new height limitation.

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1. Why does Harrisonville have Exterior Property Maintenance codes?
2. What are some of the overall guidelines for structures?
3. What are the overall guidelines for porches, landings, and decks?
4. Are exterior appurtenances covered by codes?
5. What are the guidelines for fencing?
6. What does “grandfathered” mean?
7. How should I store household waste containers?
8. How can I dispose of large items and appliances?
9. Can I build a gravel driveway?
10. Where can I park an over-sized vehicle or my commercial truck?
11. Where can I park or store my cars, boats and other recreational vehicles?
12. What is an inoperable vehicle?
13. How much time is allowed for making home repairs on a vehicle?
14. How can I report a lot with overgrown weeds and tall grass?
15. How can I contact the Codes Administration Department?