Frequently Asked Questions
What is Code Enforcement?
What types of complaints are investigated?
What is the process for filing a complaint?
What should be included in a complaint?
Are complaints anonymous?
If the Code Enforcement Officer determines there is a violation, what are the next steps?
The Code Enforcement Officer will first send a Courtesy Notice of Violation to the individual or entity. This is a notification that there is a violation and that we would like you to voluntarily comply. The letter will outline the violations, compliance requirements, penalties for the violation, contact information for the enforcement office, and the timeframe for compliance (typically 21 days).
If the violation(s) have not been corrected within the provided time frame, a formal Written Warning will be sent. If the violation(s) are not corrected within 30 days, the County may issue civil citations, processed through administrative hearing procedures under Chapter 1.16.
During the 30-day Written Warning period, the responsible party(s) have the option to appeal and request an administrative hearing.