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Code Enforcement is a division of the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement. We utilize education and enforcement tools to facilitate compliance with Municipal Codes designed to maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment, carry out land use policy, and preserve the quality of life standards that residents and businesses enjoy in our community.

Common Code Violations

  • Blighted and unmaintained properties
  • Hazardous and overgrown vegetation
  • Vacant and unsecured properties
  • Building Code violations (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.), including construction or change of occupancy without permits.
  • Visible storage of junk and debris in the front of residential properties
  • Disruptive and illegal businesses in neighborhoods
  • Early set-out of garbage and recycling   
  • Overflowing garbage containers
  • Signs, including signs in the public right-of-way or  failure to have required permits
  • Inoperable or abandoned vehicles on private property.
  • Illegal dumping of garbage on private property.
  • Zoning requirement violations for structures and land use requirements, including the use of the structure, location, configuration and size.
  • Parking violations on unimproved surfaces.  Unimproved surfaces can include but are not limited to: lawn dirt, gravel and plywood.
  • Graffiti on private property.
  • Substandard housing conditions.
  • Smoking in bars and restaurant
  • Smoking in unapproved outdoor areas


Issues that are NOT code violations:


  • Civil disputes between private parties
  • Evictions
  • Personal grievances