HUME Council received close to 1000 complaints from residents about "unsightly" properties in the municipality in the 12 months ended June 30. Of those, 282 were from Sunbury.
City infrastructure director Steve Crawley said the complaints covered issues including rubbish, secondhand timber or building materials, graffiti, overhanging vegetation, machinery, unregistered vehicles or parts, and unroadworthy or incomplete vehicles left by people in their yards.
"Most of them were resolved by council issuing notices to comply and this resulted in 858 properties requiring no further action from council," Mr Crawley said.
"However, 139 infringement notices for non-compliance were issued, and four of these will be subject to court action for failing to clear the property."
He said anyone who failed to comply with the council order would receive an infringement notice, with a fine of $200.
Land owners or residents who do not comply with the notice will also have to pay the cost of the council cleaning up their property.
A Sunbury resident, who asked not to be named, said many people in Sunbury were "pushing the envelope" with what they kept in their yards.
"There are laws in place to force people to keep their houses in line with their neighbours'.
"It's amazing what people have to put up with [in relation to neighbours' properties], and more action needs to be taken.
"It's unfair the neighbours have to put up with this. Those responsible should suffer the consequences."