Code Enforcement

Responsibilities
  • Addresses questions and concerns our residents and local business owners have regarding city ordinance guidelines and possible violations of properties 
  • Listens to each report to determine whether it is an issue that requires an inspection and follow-up, dispatching to the appropriate city department; or if it is a civil issue to be handled outside of the confines of city government 
  • Offers advice on how to stay in compliance with the guidelines of the ordinances 
  • Promotes public awareness and actively addresses city code violations

Tips on Managing Trash and Recycling Containers
Attached at the following link is a PowerPoint that explains trash container storage requirements and shares best practices for container storage.

Short Term Rentals
The City recently updated and clarified ordinances relating to short-term rentals. See the Short-Term Rental FAQ here. 

Group Homes
Residents frequently have questions about Group Homes located in their neighborhood. A helpful guide has been created to provide residents guidance for common Group Home questions and can be found here.

Click Here to Report a Code Violation


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