Enforcement Process

The Process
Once the Code Enforcement Office identifies a violation, an officer will be sent to photograph the violation and document the address and violation in their log. The officer will then research property ownership and occupant information and enter that information in the Code Enforcement database.

The property owner and/or occupant will receive a letter shortly after explaining what the violation is, what needs to be done to correct it and the time frame allowed to come into compliance. The officer will re-check the violation in five days to ensure that the issue was corrected.

If the property is found to be in compliance, there is no further action on the part of the Code Enforcement Office. If the violation is not corrected, a second letter will be sent reminding the property owner and/or occupant about the violation and the time frame allowed to correct it. The officer will re-check the violation in five days to ensure that the issue was corrected. If the property is found to be in compliance, there is no further action on the part of the Code Enforcement Office.

Citations
If the violation is not corrected, a citation will be issued to the property owner or an abatement of the property will be ordered. Once a citation is issued, the property owner is required to attend the court date set forth on the citation, even if the violation is corrected before that court date.

The judge will determine any further course of action to be taken by the property owner and/or the Code Enforcement Office at the scheduled court date.

More Information
The Code Enforcement Process is also available in a Graphic Version (PDF) for printing. For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Office at 918-341-8842.