Code Enforcement

Citizens may submit complaints through the ONLINE CITIZEN PORTAL 

To see the status of your case, or to find if your property/parcel has a case # associated with it, you can do so by clicking HERE.

Note: Code Enforcement does not handle Animal Control issues or Noise Complaints. Please contact the Grand County Sheriff's Office: (435) 259-4321.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Code Enforcement? 

Code enforcement is responsible for enforcing codes that address public health and safety issues, including but not limited to specific nuisances, zoning, housing, dark skies, dangerous buildings, and inoperable and unlicensed vehicles on private property. Enforcement actions are taken both proactively and in response to requests for action received from citizens.

What types of complaints are investigated? 

Illegal Camping (Land Use Code 3.1.1.C)

Zoning and Land Use Code violations

Substandard or dangerous buildings

Illegal Overnight Accommodations 

Special Event Permit compliance 

Business Licensing compliance (Title 5)

Illegal buildings/structures

Construction without a permit (Building Dept.)

Illegal signs

What is the process for filing a complaint? 

Citizens may submit complaints through the Online Citizen Portal or by emailing Complaints will be reviewed by Code Enforcement to ensure correct jurisdiction and that the alleged violation is out of compliance with Grand County's Land Use Code. For more questions, please click the Enforcement Process PDF under Links and Resources.  

What should be included in a complaint?

Citizens should provide as much detail as possible when submitting a complaint. Pictures, audio and/or video may be submitted with complaints and are recommended.

Are complaints anonymous?

Yes. Complainant information will be kept anonymous. Please note that if the case goes to court, the complainant may be called as a witness.

If the Code Enforcement Officer determines there is a violation, what are the next steps? 

When enforcement staff determines there are reasonable grounds to believe a violation did or does occur, a Written Warning letter is sent to the property owner(s) and each person who is or may be responsible for the violation. This Courtesy Letter will inform the recipient that they have 10 Business days (known as ‘Cure Period’) to comply with the violation or to sign a Voluntary Compliance Agreement to come into compliance.

If the violation(s) have not been corrected within the provided time frame, a formal Notice of Violation will be sent to the responsible person. If the violation(s) are not corrected, the County may issue civil citations, processed through administrative hearing procedures under Chapter 1.16

A person aggrieved by a Notice of Violation or Final Decision may appeal the same within 10 days of service of the decision by written Request for an Administrative Hearing.

Voluntary Compliance Agreement (NEW!)

We understand that it may be difficult to come into compliance and that's why we have created a Voluntary Compliance Agreement option for the Responsible Person. 

If the Compliance Officer and the Responsible Person agree to a deadline and terms for correcting the violation, they shall enter into and sign a voluntary Compliance Agreement. The Compliance Agreement is a contract between the County and the Responsible Person in which the Responsible Person agrees to cure the violation within a specified time and according to specified conditions.

A note about illegal Camping in Grand County:

Camping outside of permitted areas in Grand County is prohibited in all zones. The landowner who is allowing the illegal camping to take place will be considered the Responsible Party and will be the subject of the Enforcement Process, not the party that is camping illegally.

  1. Code Enforcement General Inquires

The Code Enforcement Process Flowchart

Code Enforcement Process Flow Chart - 9.27.21

Relevant Ordinances

Links & Resources