How do Code Compliance Officers work to enforce city ordinances?
  • When a complaint is investigated and found to be valid, they first attempt to make personal contact with the property owner.
  • If no one is home, they will leave a door hanger notifying the owner/occupant of the violation, giving a time frame in which to remediate the problem and making themselves available for questions.
  • In the case of vacant property, a phone call is attempted before a letter notifying the property owner of the violation.
  • After the initial period indicated on the door hanger, the officers will re-inspect the property. If the problem has not been rectified but some effort has been made to improve the situation, the officers will extend the time.
  • If no efforts have been made, they will then send formal notices of violation to the property owners. If no efforts to fix the problem are subsequently made, the officers can file charges in municipal court and in some instances can use City funds to abate the problem.

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1. Where can I find the City Code of Ordinances?
2. What are the common complaints that the Code Compliance Officers investigate?
3. How can I make a complaint?
4. How will I find out what happens to my complaint?
5. How long does it take for the Code Compliance Officers to investigate my complaint?
6. What if I want to remain anonymous?
7. How can I get my HOA (or POA or COA) covenants, conditions and restrictions (CCRs) enforced by the City?
8. What can I do if I disagree with a City Ordinance?
9. How do Code Compliance Officers work to enforce city ordinances?
10. If the city abates a problem on my property, who is responsible for payment?
11. Is the city allowed to enter my property and abate a problem without my permission?
12. What is the fine for failing to abate a nuisance or hazard, or for violating a City Code?
13. May the Code Compliance Officers file the same complaint on me more than once?
14. May the Code Compliance Officers enter my property without my permission?
15. Do the Code Compliance Officers have the authority to enforce City Codes outside of the city limits?