Code Violation Legal Process

Code Compliance Remedies 

The violator of City code(s) is usually given the opportunity to voluntarily comply with the law and correct the situation within a reasonable period. If the violator has not complied with the Notice of Violation within the specified time, Code Enforcement will take corrective action to remedy the problem. Several options are available:

Administrative Citations are designed to address minor violations.  See the below chart for the fees associated with citations.

Citation Fee
First Citation $100
Second Citation $250
Third Citation $500

Civil Penalties 

Used for major violations. Civil penalties shall be assessed at a daily rate determined by the Chief Building Official or administrative hearing officer pursuant to the criteria set forth. Except as authorized pursuant to State and Federal laws, the maximum civil penalty shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per violation per day with maximum amount of civil penalties not exceeding parcel or structure value for any related series of violations in a year.

Judicial Remedies 

Used when other remedies are not believed to have a high probability of success. The two options are criminal prosecution or civil injunction.

For more information regarding Municipal Codes, view our Codes and ordinances.

Flow Charts of Abatement Process