The purpose of environmental maintenance codes are to protect, preserve, upgrade and regulate the environmental quality of a community in commercial, industrial and residential neighborhoods in the City. This is accomplished by outlawing and removing conditions which are detrimental to health, safety, and welfare of these areas.
We encourage our residents to participate by understanding the importance of these codes and the benefit of compliance.
The Code Enforcement Department located in the Public Works Office is responsible in overseeing these codes. Our office welcomes citizens to contact us with questions and/or concerns regarding these regulations.
The following are examples of but not limited to, items that are considered a nuisance and are regulated in the effort to protect both the community and the public:
- Abandoned vehicles; junked, wrecked, flat tires, broken or missing window(s), missing body part(s), not currently tagged, incapable of moving under its own power.
- Exterior conditions; (Yard/Porches); scattered and/or accumulation of lumber, wire, metal, tires, concrete, plastic, auto parts, junk, trash, refuse, appliances, furniture not manufactured for outdoor use, dead or substantially dead trees.
- Weeds/Overgrowth; which may attain such large growth to harbor rats, insects, animals, reptiles, or any other creature which either may or does constitute a menace to health, public safety or welfare, overgrowth when dry, is a fire menace, and has a blighting influence on surrounding property when in excess of 12 inches in height.
- Structure(s) and/or fences; that are deteriorated, dilapidated or dangerous.