If a violation is identified, the property owner will be contacted and required to remove the violation and/or obtain permits. Depending on the nature of the violation, property owners will be given a time frame in the Code Enforcement notification to correct the violation.
Compliance is Our Goal
Code Enforcement uses a variety of tools to help achieve compliance.
Education Our primary option is education, since many individuals may be unaware that they have a violation. Our team will work with the responsible party to provide a time frame to resolve the issue(s) without a penalty.
Administrative Citations for non-compliance, in the amount of $100 - $500.
Civil Penalties This remedy is used for major violations. Penalties of up to $500 per day, per violation may be assessed after an administrative hearing.
Abatement This remedy is used where the City need to abate a public nuisance. Unpaid costs can result in a property lien.
Judicial Remedies For certain cases, criminal prosecution or civil injunction may be sought.
Code Enforcement Steps
Visual exterior inspection or Consent to Inspect letter mailed for interior inspection
Notice of Violation Letter mailed (reasonable time given to resolve violation)
Failure to Abate Letter mailed (reasonable time given to resolve violation)
Notice of Non-Compliance recorded on property title
Administrative Hearing to serve fines and penalties for violations on property
Courtesy and Violation letters clearly state alleged/confirmed violation(s) and provide required steps to resolve the violation(s).
Permit to resolve violation can be obtained through Planning and Economic Development upon approval of assigned Code Enforcement Staff.
To close a case, a compliance inspection is required after violation has been resolved.