Why did I receive a Code Enforcement letter?
Code Enforcement violations may include, sub-standard structure issues, environmental problems (litter, tall grass, vegetation), and zoning issues.
Here are some examples of what the letters look like:
Environmental Violation: This is a letter notifying the property owner of an environmental violation (grass, litter, vegetation) that has occurred on their property, they are recommended to have the violation cleaned in 48 hours but the inspector will be back in 10 days to reinspect.
Substandard Property Violation: 10 Day, 30 Day, 24 Hour A letter sent to the property owner advising them they have a code violation, listing the violation, then giving them a stated time-frame to complete the repairs.
Stern Reminder: A letter sternly stating the property owner has 48 hours to complete the documented code violations previously noted on the home, or they will be brought in for a Code Enforcement hearing; this letter is sent after they fail to comply with a 30 day housing letter.
Interior Inspection Request: A reminder letter of a missed scheduled interior inspection with the neighborhood inspector.
Order to Secure: An order informing the owner an access point to the home needs to be secured by boarding up the opening.
Vehicle Reclaim: a letter to the legal owner and lien holder of a vehicle that was towed, informing them they have 20 days to claim the vehicle.
Zoning Violation: this is a letter informing the property owner they have a zoning violation (front yard parking, vacant lot parking, automotive repair business) and have 20 days to comply.
How do I fix the violation?
Remedy the violation described in the letter by cleaning it up or completing the necessary repairs. Violations must be remedied in the time frame stated in the letter.
If there is a couch on the treelawn then please remove or call 311 to schedule a special pick up.
A broken window or door is exposed, then board up the broken window.
Litter in the back alley then clean up and put in the trash receptacle.
How long do I have to fix the issue?
Order to Vacate (posted on property)
Environmental Violation (grass, litter, vegetation)
Substandard Property (depends on violation)
Invoice (work performed)
Ordinance Violation Citation
What if the issue isn't my fault?
Unfortunately, it is the property owner's responsibility to maintain their property.
Many environmental letters can be remedied by scheduling a special pick through Solid Waste. You are able to request and schedule a special trash pick-up by calling 311.
If we have sent a letter to your property by mistake, please call 311.
If you are no longer the owner of the property, please call 311.