Because Rountree is an Urban Conservation District, the area has specific ordinances with which you should be familiar. The following outlines what is enforced in the neighborhood:
1. Parking Permits
On-street parking is regulated in the western portion of the neighborhood because of its close proximity to the Southwest Missouri State University campus. Check street signs for exact regulations. Residents are allowed to park on the street provided a parking permit is displayed on the vehicle. Each dwelling unit within the parking district may obtain two parking stickers and one visitor’s permit. Proof of residency and vehicle information is required for the permits, which may be obtained from the city’s Licensing Division in the Busch building.
2. Front Yard and Sidewalk Parking
Vehicles cannot be parked in the front or side yard of a residence or on the sidewalk at any time.
3. Street Parking
Vehicles cannot be parked five feet or less from a driveway at any time.
4. Front Porch Furniture
Indoor furniture is not allowed on porches in the Rountree UCD.
5. Trash Service
Trash containers may remain at the curb for service for no longer than 24 hours.
6. Tall Grass
It is a violation of city code to allow grass or weeds to reach a height of greater than twelve (12) inches. Remember, if you are renting a house, you are responsible for cutting the grass and picking up any trash that may litter the property.
City code prohibits any loud noises that can be heard from neighboring properties between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Rountree’s UCD code restricts the number of unrelated persons that can live in the same house. A total of three (3) unrelated persons may live together as a single housekeeping unit. Even if you live in a four-bedroom house, you can only have two roommates in addition to yourself.
9. Occupancy Permit
Each rental house in the Rountree neighborhood must have an occupancy permit listing all current tenants for the residence. These permits are provided free of charge from the City of Springfield’s Health Department. In addition, all owners of rental housing that contains less than two units must register their property with the Health Department.
10. Inoperable Vehicles
It is a violation of the city code to allow a wrecked, inoperable or partially dismantled vehicle to remain on a piece of property for longer than seven (7) days. If your car is broken down, try to get it repaired or have it removed from your property.
Violations, which can be reported to city offices at 864-1011, can result in fines of up to $300. Please take care and don’t get ticketed. We hope you enjoy living in Rountree and help to keep the neighborhood a great place to live!