Neighborhood Services (Community Compliance)

Neighborhood Services (Community Compliance) provides community compliance (code enforcement) services by receiving, responding to, and investigating complaints of possible City Ordinance violations.

We’re here to help!  Our goal is code compliance, not punishment. We can refer qualified applicants to various programs and organizations for help in making repairs, property clean-ups, etc.  Code compliance is a community-wide effort, and keeps the City looking nice, clean and orderly – which helps to maintain and even increase property values!

Responsibilities

  • Manages the Lot Cleaning program.
  • Handles various Nuisance Abatement issues.
  • Schedules and participates in hearings before the Code Enforcement Board and Special Magistrate.
  • Administers the Property Registration (Foreclosures) program.
  • Assesses and collects fines and liens for code infractions.
  • Serves as Staff Liaison to the Code Enforcement Board and Special Magistrate.

Code Enforcement Week 2017 Video (MP4)

With guidance from the Neighborhood Services Director and the Community Compliance Supervisor, the Division's Community Compliance Specialists use the City's Code of Ordinances and Land Development Code as resources to assist commercial businesses and residential neighborhoods in problem resolution. Community Compliance Specialists work directly with the public through personal contact in order to achieve code compliance.

Tips

Neighborhood Services has developed the below "Tips Brochures" to assist our residents and businesses with code compliance by explaining some of the most common City Ordinances we deal with: