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Welcome to the Code Enforcement Website!

MISSION
Promote a clean and safe environment through education, inspection and enforcement related to zoning, junk vehicles, weeds & substandard structures.

To be actively involved in the neighborhoods and commercial districts of our city to address issues regarding health, safety, and property maintenance.  

Areas of Work

Zoning
Includes neighborhood issues such as parking unpaved, junk stored outside and RV storage, as well as commercial property uses such as sign allotment, property use requirements, and landscaping. Violations are usually given between 1 and 10 days to be abated.

Junked Vehicles
Applies to vehicles that are on private property that have expired tags or inspection and have not moved in 30 days. Process begins with notice of violation, and then a public hearing is held for a order of abatement to be issued so the vehicle may be towed.

Weeds and Rubbish
Covers uncultivated vegetation on private property and adjacent public property that has grown to a height over 8 inches and junk or debris that has not been properly disposed of. Property owners are notified by regular mail and by a posting placed on the property. Properties that remain in violation at re-inspection are put on mowers lists that are issued to private contractors for abatement.

Substandard Structures
The Property Maintenance Code covers structures and properties that have become open and accessible, vacant properties that have deteriorated to the point of unsafe habitation, and incomplete demolitions. This code is also applied to occupied housing in an effort to stop deterioration of a structure before it becomes dangerous. Cases are presented to the Substandard Structure Commission who may issue an order for the property to be repaired, removed, or demolished. Cases vary on a severity basis, which effects compliance times.