Policies & Ordinances
City of Casselton Snow Removal Policy
The City of Casselton requires that owners and occupants of properties that have a sidewalk must clear the sidewalk of snow and ice, and shall after every snowfall clear the snow from the sidewalk within 24 hours. Violators may be cited into Municipal Court or the City of Casselton may clear the sidewalk at the property owner’s expense. It is also a violation to place, pile or blow snow from any private property, driveway or sidewalk onto the city street. This shall not apply to the removal of snow from sidewalks in the business district provided that such snow is placed on the street prior to the time the City has removed the snow from the street. Violators of this section may be fined a maximum of $500.00 in municipal court. Rules for Snow Removal
Night Parking Rules
A. From October 1 of each year until April 15 of the following year, 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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
D. The fine for violating the parking provisions of this ordinance is $20. Any vehicle that accrues more than $40 in unpaid parking ticket fines may be impounded by law enforcement.
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.
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.
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
Snowmobiles and Dirt Bikes
The complete language of this ordinance can be read here. Thanks to the cooperation of considerate snowmobilers, the city still allows snowmobiles to be driven within city limits with certain limitations:
1) City ordinance: a. 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.
b. 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 10 years or older and possess a Snowmobile Safety Certification card. In addition those 10 and 11 also need to be directly supervised by a parent or guardian while on public lands. 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.