Policies & Ordinances

Dog and Cat Licenses

Please remember to license your dog or cat!

  • Dog and cat licenses are available at Casselton City Hall for $4.00 per calendar year and at Casselton Vet Services for $5.00 per calendar year. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.

  • Dog at large is defined as a dog that is off the premises of the owner and is not under the control of the owner or a member of his immediate family by leash, cord, chain, or otherwise.

  • All dogs found running at large, are subject to impound and the owner of said dog is responsible for all fees associated with impoundment. The owner will be cited into Casselton Municipal Court and MUST APPEAR at the scheduled court date and shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of at least one hundred dollars ($100).

  • No resident shall have more than three (3) licensed dogs or cats.

Click to view the complete Dog & Cat Ordinance and listing of Prohibited Animals

Fireworks

The new city ordinance only allows fireworks displays on July 3 – 5 from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm and until midnight on the 4th. Any other date or time requires a permit approved by city council. The complete ordinance can be viewed by clicking Fireworks Ordinance

Open Fires Prohibited

NO burning of yard waste (ex. leaves and garden waste) or rubbish is allowed in city limits. A small recreational fire within a pit or ring is allowed.

Golf Carts 

Golf carts may be operated on city streets in the City of Casselton only under the following conditions and subject to the following restrictions:    

·Golf carts may be operated only by persons with valid driver’s licenses during daytime travel between the owner’s place of residence and the golf course

·Golf cart operators must obey and are subject to all state and local traffic laws that motor vehicles are subject to Golf carts may not be operated on Langer Avenue or 5th Street N, except for the perpendicular crossing of these streets. 

Grass Clippings

Please make sure when mowing your property that grass clippings and leaves do not get blown into the street.  This creates a major problem by clogging the city’s street sweeper, as well as the city’s storm sewer system.

Also, note that grass clippings and leaves can be taken to the city landfill.  DO NOT dump clippings on private undeveloped property, dikes or diversions.

Off-Highway Vehicles

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) is a motor-driven, off road recreational vehicle not designed for use on a highway. These include, (but are not limited to), ATV’s, UTV’s, go-karts, mo-peds & scooters. 

OHV’s are prohibited from operating within city limits unless they meet State requirements:

·        Register the vehicle with NDDOT and display the decal on the vehicle.
Valid driver’s license if over 16 yrs.
Street legal vehicle; one headlamp, one horn, one taillamp, speedometer, one brake light, odometer, one mirror and motor with a minimum of 350cc’s.
No person under the age of 18 may ride without a safety helmet.

It is also unlawful for any person to drive or operate any off-road motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, or any other vehicle on city dikes, city parks, the golf course or boulevard property.

Snowmobiles in Town

Thanks to the cooperation of considerate snowmobilers, the city still allows snowmobiles to be driven within city limits with certain limitations:

 

1)     City policy: Snowmobiles can be driven on city streets from the owners home to the snowmobile trail via the shortest route.  Do not ride on the boulevards or private property including the golf course and city parks. The motor shall be operated at the lowest rate which will allow movement of the vehicle safely within the speed limit.  Snowmobiles must not be driven on Langer Avenue other than to cross the railroad tracks or for perpendicular crossing of the road.  The trail runs between Cenex and the railroad tracks to the east and between Governors Park and the tracks to the west.  There are trail signs to show the way out of town from there. 

2)     City ordinance:  It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any  off-road motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile, or any other vehicle on city dikes. 

3)     State law:  A snowmobile can only be driven on the owner’s property unless it is licensed and insured.  The driver must be a licensed driver or be 12 years or older and possess a Snowmobile Safety Certification.  Snowmobiles are subject to all state and local traffic laws that motor vehicles are subject to.

 

For more information on safe and legal operation of a snowmobile, contact a Rural Cass Snowmobile Club member. A map of the trail can also be found on their website at ruralcass.org.

Water Restriction Policy

Pursuant to Ordinance #231, the City of Casselton hereby sets its water restriction policy as follows:

Every year beginning April 15, each residence with an even house number can water lawns and gardens on even-numbered days, and each residence with an odd house number can water lawns and gardens on odd-numbered days. The only exception to this rule is newly planted or sodded lawns, which can be watered daily for the first two weeks after planting or sodding. This restriction will end October 31 of each year.

This policy will be enforced by the Sheriff’s Department and the Public Works Department. Residents not complying with the policy above will first be given one verbal or written warning, after which if there is still a violation of this policy then the Public Works Department may disconnect water service to the user. Violators may also be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 and imprisonment not to exceed 30 days in jail or both fine and imprisonment.

Winter Parking Rules are now in effect as follows:

  1. Within the central business district it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or trailer on any north-south avenue between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, or on any east-west street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Any vehicle or trailer parked in violation of this section is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and may be impounded by law enforcement. 

  2. From October 1 of each year until April 15 of the following year, within the area of the city outside of the central business district it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or trailer on any north-south avenue between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, or on any east-west street between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Any vehicle or trailer parked in violation of this section is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, and may be impounded by law enforcement.

  3.  The central business district for purposes of this ordinance shall be defined as follows: Front Street between 8th Avenue and 6th Avenue, 8th Avenue between Front Street and 1st Street North, 6th Avenue between railroad tracks and 1st Street North, 1st Street North between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue, and Langer Avenue between Front Street and 1st Street North.

  4.  Any vehicle that accrues more than $40 in unpaid parking ticket fines may be impounded by law enforcement.

ARTICLE V. Fines and Penalties. The fine for violating the parking provisions of this ordinance is $20.

No parking 2am-6am on Mondays during the remainder of the calendar year in the Central Business District and ALL along Langer Avenue. Fine is $10.