Code Compliance’s objective is to make neighborhoods safe, strong and attractive. Citizens are encouraged to foster a strong sense of civic pride and voluntarily comply with city ordinances. Property owners failing to maintain their properties in compliance with city ordinance are at risk of enforcement action.

Notice of Violation

The first course of action for the officer is to educate the resident or property owner by issuing a Notice of Violation. In many cases, citizens are not aware they are committing a code violation.

If a Notice of Violation is received, citizens are encouraged to speak with their code compliance officer in order to work out a solution to the problem. The officer’s objective is to ensure that you and your neighbors have a livable neighborhood in which to work and live.


Code violations are Class C Misdemeanors that can result in fines ranging from $1 to $2,000. If a citation is issued, the individual may plead no contest or guilty and pay a preset fine, or he or she may plead not guilty and request a court date. Defendants are not jailed for code violations. However, failing to make an appearance in court as instructed in the citation can result in a failure to appear charge and a warrant for the defendant’s arrest. An individual can be found guilty of failing to appear even if found innocent of the initial violation.

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Standard Code Compliance Process

Standard Code Compliance Process