Code Enforcement Process

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Verification – Once a complaint is received the following is verified:  area within city, legal property owner or responsible party, specific code violation.
Inspection – First inspection is conducted within 30 days of receiving complaint.  The goal, however, is to inspect all complaints within 3 days.
Notice & Order to Comply – The property owner is notified with specific action needed to bring property into compliance.  Another inspection is scheduled for another follow-up. If the changes are verified the case is closed.
Civil Citation
– If the violation continues, the property owner is summoned before a Civil Hearing Officer.  The property owner may accept responsibility and pay the fines and fees, OR request a hearing with the Civil Hearing Officer.
Criminal Procedure
– Properties that do not comply or show a pattern of violations may be sent to the City Prosecutor’s Office.