Code Enforcement

Duties & Responsibilities

The Code Enforcement Department provides routine code inspection activities to protect the public health, life, safety, and property through the enforcement of adopted building codes, city ordinances, and state laws.

The department also promotes planned development through the administration of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.

Code Enforcement Activities

The activities involved in providing these services include:

  • Inspecting residential, commercial, and industrial construction to make sure that it complies with the building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes
  • Providing staff support services for the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Adjustments, and the Housing Standards Commission as they review issues relating to various codes
  • Inspection of nuisance matters such as notification and cleanup of weeds, junked vehicles, and substandard buildings to reduce the hazards to public health created by these conditions
  • Food service and swimming pool health inspections