What happens after I file a complaint?

The complaint is forwarded to the code compliance officer responsible for the area of the city the violation occurred in. If the compliance officer finds a violation: 

  1. A courtesy postcard explaining the violation and reasonable time to comply is left at the property. 
  2. A case is opened and often a Compliance Officer makes a visit and obtains pictures of the violation. 
  3. Written notice is sent to the Property Owner requesting compliance in correcting the violation.  If the violation was not brought into compliance by the time given on the courtesy postcard. (In most cases the violator complies and the case is closed). 
  4. If the violator does not comply, the City has legal authority to obtain bids from licensed contractors and have the work done. Any fees paid by the City are then charged back to the Property Owner.  
  5. The case is scheduled to be heard by the Code Enforcement Board.

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1. What is Code Enforcement?
2. How do I report a code violation?
3. Are complaints kept confidential?
4. How quickly will a code compliance officer respond to a complaint?
5. How can I find out if any action has been taken on a complaint?
6. What happens after I file a complaint?
7. What is a Code Enforcement Board meeting?
8. What is an inoperative vehicle?
9. What is overgrowth grass?
10. Can I operate a business from my home?
11. Can I park a commercial vehicle at my house?
12. Where can I park a recreational vehicle?
13. What if the property is a rental?
14. What can I do if I get a notice and do not understand what the violation is?
15. A vacant lot becomes overgrown with tall weeds. Is there a way to make the owner mow the lot?
16. I have received a notice from the Code Compliance Officer for violating one of the City codes. I don’t feel I was given enough time to correct the problem. What should I do?
17. If the City remedies a code violation, an invoice will be sent to the owner of record for the property. What happens if the invoice is not paid?
18. Are farm animals allowed in residential zoned area?
19. What is considered to be junk, trash and debris?