Code Enforcement

Enforcement Responsibilities

Code enforcement officers enforce many types of city codes, building codes, vehicle codes, and housing codes. Enforcement works to prevent and abate nuisances on private property such as:

  • Neglected landscaping
  • Junk motor vehicles on private property
  • Dangerous buildings
  • Graffiti on private and commercial property
  • Illegal dumping
  • Open and vacant property
  • Overgrown vacant lots

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Other City Partnerships

The Code Enforcement team is part of the Problem Oriented Policing Unit and also works closely with the Planning Division, Building and Safety Division, and General Services Department, to keep the city beautiful and safe. You can help by becoming familiar with the most common violations and reporting them by reading about the violation reporting process.