The Code Enforcement/Neighborhood Inspections functions of the Development Services Department address unsafe, unhealthy, and negative environmental conditions that can lead to neighborhood deterioration and blight. Weeds, abandoned cars, unsafe exterior structural conditions, and accumulations of trash in yards are primary neighborhood concerns as controlled by the adopted City Property Maintenance Code. This division helps educate the public as to the purposes of the Property Maintenance Code, and participates with neighbors in volunteer clean-up activities. An Environmental Court Program has been established to help attain compliance with the adopted neighborhood and property maintenance standards.
2009 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
101.3 Intent. This code shall be construed to secure its expressed intent, which is to ensure public health, safety and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises. Existing structures and premises that do not comply with these provisions shall be altered or repaired to provide a minimum level of health and safety as required herein.