How does the code enforcement process work?
  1. A complaint is received.
  2. An inspection of the property is conducted to see if complaint is valid.
  3. If a violation is found, a letter is prepared and mailed certified to property owner with time to correct said violation.
  4. If said violation is not corrected within the set time frame a failure to comply notice is mailed certified with a date to appear.
  5. If the violator is found guilty a fine may be assessed for each day the property is in violation.
  6. Failure to pay fines can result in liens being placed on said property. If the liens are not paid, the attorney may be instructed to foreclose on said property.

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1. What is the purpose of code enforcement?
2. How does the code enforcement process work?
3. What are some common items that are considered a violation?
4. I want to report a property maintenance problem in my neighborhood but I don't want anyone to know I called. Do I have to give you my name?
5. What will Code enforcement do if I refuse to comply with the City's Municipal Code?
6. The house next door is a rental and the tenants are messy. There are inoperable cars in the driveway, the house siding and shingles are falling off the house. Can you make the owner do something?
7. My neighbor’s tree branches overhang onto my property and are dropping leaves into my yard/patio/garden, etc. Can the City make them trim the branches or remove the tree?