The code enforcement process is typically initiated in several ways:
- In response to a complaint by an individual; or a neighborhood association.
- Observation of a code violation by City staff.
- As a consequence of an action (for example, an application for a building permit or a request for a zoning variance).
The City relies on residents to help identify possible code violations, particularly in these areas:
- Ice or hazards on public sidewalks
- Encroachments in the public right of way (basketball goals, skateboard ramps)
- Illegal signs, such as advertising flyers and portable ground signs
- Graffiti on public or private property
- Long grass and weed violations
- Illegal dumping of garbage and debris
- Abandoned and/or inoperable vehicles
- Illegal dumping of oils and other hazardous materials into storm drains
- Overgrown foliage blocking stop signs, impeding sight of driveways or making corners dangerous
- Street parking and parking on lawns
- Overflowing garbage or other garbage problems
- Zoning and occupancy issues
- Property maintenance issues