Code enforcement inspectors play a crucial role in promoting a safe and healthy community by ensuring compliance with city ordinances. This can encourage investments, safeguard property values and nurture civic pride. Their responsibilities include:
- Conducting routine inspections of properties to check for code violations
- Identifying and documenting violations.
- Notifying property owners and residents of code violations and providing information on how to correct the issue.
- Monitoring and tracking the progress of property owners and residents addressing and correcting violations.
- Keeping detailed records of inspections, violations and actions taken by the property owner or resident to correct the issue.
- Taking enforcement actions when property owners and residents do not address the violations. These actions may include issuing citations, fines and even initiating legal proceedings.
How to Report a Violation
Citizens are encouraged to report violations when they see them. You can do this by submitting a report online or by calling 618-242-6830.
The most common violations are:
- Tall grass
- Vehicles that do not operate and do not have a current license.