To protect and improve the health, safety, welfare, and quality of life of the citizens in our communities through the enforcement of Codes (i.e. building, zoning, housing, land development, animal control, fire safety, environmental, etc.), Ordinances, and Statutes. To protect consumers, property values, environmentally sensitive lands (i.e. wetlands, conservation areas, etc.), infrastructure and property.
Code Enforcement Officers cover 723 square miles of unincorporated territory. The Division has created ten (10) zones with an Officer in each one. The Officers are responding to concerns/complaints and pro-actively seeking out violations which include but, are not limited to; unlicensed contractor, unsafe structures, various property maintenance issues, inoperable vehicles, lot clearing, pain management clinics, sexually oriented businesses, and criminal nuisances.
The Division is also charged with maintaining the Vacant Property Registration and Red Light Camera programs. Additionally, it is responsible for maintaining, utilizing, and scheduling the Nuisance Abatement Board, Special Magistrate Hearings, and Red Light Camera Hearings.
Increase public awareness (Community Code Enforcement) regarding current laws and ordinances through public outreach, personal interaction with the community, and attending community meetings. Create programs that are inexpensive but yield high results. Ensure compliance with all applicable laws including property maintenance standards.
Code Enforcement staff work diligently each and every day resolving disputes, issues, and violations. They flex their hours at times to address issues that may be occurring in the evenings. They are attending association, civic, neighborhood, chamber, and professional organization meetings. They are in the communities creating relationships and increasing their personal contact with as many individuals and groups as possible. The Division has begun (6-9-2015) a Bike Patrol Unit to allow for increased visibility and connection with the community.