City of Beresford
Ordinances

Beresford City Ordinances Effective March 31, 2021

When the City of Beresford makes laws that affect the citizens, those laws are called ordinances. Residents and visitors are expected to stay informed and follow the ordinances.

Highlighted Ordinances 

Ch. 5.02 - Animals

Ch. 5.0210 - Number of Pets Limited It shall be unlawful for any person to have or to keep more than five domestic pets over the age of six months, except birds and fish, on any lot or premises in the City, unless such person residing on or in the lot or premises has a valid kennel license issued by the City. Humane societies, veterinarian offices, and retail pet stores are exempt from the provisions of this section.

Ch. 5.02 - Animals

5.0211 - Licensing of Dog Required Each owner or keeper of a dog of the age of six months or over shall within thirty days after the acquisition of such animal or within thirty days after the time such animal becomes six months old, cause such animal to be licensed by the City.

Ch. 8.05 - Sewer Provisions

8.0504A - Use of the Public Sewers No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged by sump pump or other means any unpolluted waters such as storm water, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, down spouts, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage or cooling water to any sewer or drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer. Storm water runoff from limited areas, which storm water may be polluted at times, may be discharged to the sanitary sewer by permission of the City.

Ch. 5.02 - Animals

5.0216 - Livestock

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit livestock to be kept, fed (grazing included), or habitually located in the City of Beresford.

B. No person shall lead, drive or ride any horse upon any lawn, flowerbed, sidewalk or any other area in any city park or upon any parkway or private property. Anyone who leads, drives or rides a horse within the City is responsible for the removal of all manure or excrement.

C. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended within the City any livestock truck or livestock trailer which contains any manure, excrement or animal waste of any kind or description.

D. It shall be unlawful for any person to load or unload any livestock from or into any truck, trailer or combination thereof within the City, except in order to place such livestock upon or remove it from a railroad livestock car located on a railroad track or siding operated by a railway company running trains to and from the City. E. Dumping or unloading of any manure, excrement or animal waste within the City is strictly prohibited.

Curfew For Minors - Ch. 5.04

5.0401 - Imposed It shall be unlawful for any minor under the ages of 15 years to be on or present upon any street, avenues, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds or places of amusement of entertainment, or places of business of vacant lots in the city before 6 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on any days of the week, unless such minor is accompanied by their parent, guardian or other adult having the care or custody of such minor

It shall be unlawful for any minor over the age of 14 years and under the age of 18 years to be on or present upon any streets, avenues, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds or places of business or vacant lots in the city on the days and at the times as follows:

  1. Monday through Thursday, both inclusive, before 6 a.m. or after 11 p.m.;

  2. Friday, before 6 a.m.;

  3. Saturday, between the hours of 12:30 am. and 6 a.m.;

  4. Sunday, between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. or after 11 p.m. unless such minor is accompanied by his parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of such minor.