Code Enforcement

What We Do

The Code Enforcement Officer is under the Planning & Land Use Director and responds to violations of Municipal Code, Chapter 350: Zoning & DevelopmentChapter 254: Nuisance Enumerated and the 2015 adopted International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC).  Typical violations investigated are large accumulation of weeds, trash and debris; construction and development without permits; inoperable vehicles; vacant and abandon buildings; illegal signs and zoning violations.
 

The Process


The Code Enforcement Officer conducts inspections of properties, within the city, and assesses whether they are in violation of any code.  Once a determination is made, the citizens are provided due process to abate the violation.  The legal property owner of record is notified of the violation, via Certified USPS Mail, and given 15 days from the date of the letter, to come into compliance.  It is the responsibility of the owner to contact the Code Enforcement Officer to request an extension, if needed.  The goal is compliance, not punishment; however, violations that fail to comply will result in a Municipal Court summons.
 

Citizen Complaints


Any complaint regarding a property in code violation can be anonymously made
 here
Once received the Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an inspection and begin the process.  If noted, you will be updated on your submitted complaint within 48 hours.