Good Neighbor Guidelines & Resources
The overarching goals of The Good Neighbor Guidelines are to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods:
- Get to know your neighbors
- Keep social functions to a minimum
- Keep your property presentable
- Recognize that your neighbors are not students and they do not live on the same "student schedule"
- Take an active role in your community
Includes tips for addressing:
- Failure to maintain lawn and property
- More than 4 unrelated people living in a single family home
- Cars parked on lawns and/or blocking driveways, mailboxes or sidewalks
- Cars driving at high rates of speed on a residential street
- Loud noise associated with talking, yelling, music, etc. after 10:00 p.m
The City of Riverside Code Enforcement Division brochure offers tips on how to be a good neighbor, the responsibilities of a property owner, and information about Riverside Code Enforcement.
The most current system-wide policies applying to campus activities, organizations and students.
As part of being a good neighbor, residents are required to adhere to all applicable sections of the Riverside Municipal Code. Those noted below are of particular concern in a University neighborhood.
- Outlines a property owner's and/or occupant's duty to maintain exterior structure appearance.
- Outlines a property owner's and/or occupant's duty to maintain landscaping.
- Prohibits parking vehicles on the front or side yard in all residential zones.
- Sets the exterior noise standards for various land use categories, (Residential areas prohibit noise above 45 decibels at night and above 55 decibels during daytime hours)
- Sets the interior noise standards for various land use categories, (Residential areas prohibit noise above 35 decibels at night and above 45 decibels during daytime hours, as measured from within another dwelling unit).
- Prohibits, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., noise that is disturbing, annoying or offensive that is clearly audible at a distance of fifty (50) feet from the property.
- Details police response to loud or large parties, the issuing of a written warning , and the subsequent police service fee for continued disturbances.
- Prohibits littering on occupied private property.
- Property owner is to maintain premises free of litter.
- Authority of City and its extensions to conduct the abatement and removal of nuisance vehicles.
- Prohibits "cruising" on public streets.
- Prohibits loitering in public byways so as to obstruct the passage of vehicles or persons.
- Allows for occupancy of a maximum of four (4) renters in any single-family dwelling.