IMPORTANCE OF CODE ENFORCEMENT
Local jurisdictions adopt ordinances, rules and regulations that take into consideration the safety and well-being of the public. Enforcement of these ordinances can be essential to the provision of safe and healthy living and working conditions for the members of the community.
Every community faces struggles with vacant buildings, trash, tall grass and weeds, graffiti, and inoperable vehicles. Perhaps the most visible role of Code Enforcement Officers is in the “Battle of the Blight”. Well trained, certified and supported Code Enforcement Officers can have a major impact on the property values and image of the community. Code Enforcement Officers support and enhance quality of life, while working to keep aging buildings, homes and properties from becoming “eyesores”.
In addition, communities that have adopted rental ordinances have Housing Inspectors that ensure minimum housing and safety standards for rental homes and apartment buildings. Through a routine inspections program Inspectors identify substandard housing conditions and potential life safety risks.
Regulation of property maintenance and housing codes are a vital part of any community. Through diligent, and routine inspections, Code Enforcement Officers, Zoning Officials and Housing Inspectors ensure community sustainability and safety.