The Board of County Commissioners has set specific policies regarding how Code Enforcement cases are to be handled. They are:
- Complaints will be accepted only with a violation/complaint form. If you wish to submit pictures as evidence with your application, you must include an affidavit of evidence. Download the affidavit here:Affidavit of Evidence
- Cases will not be sent to the Special Magistrate until they have been pending at least two months or until the BCC directs that they be considered earlier.
- If citizens who have accrued fines want to request a lien reduction, they must present their own case to the BCC. Staff will offer a written recommendation, but will not present the case.
- Code Enforcement typically receives 10-15 research requests per day from real estate agents, title insurance agents and others regarding pending cases on properties. A fee of $10 per request is charged for this service
- Cases in which the home is in foreclosure or bankruptcy or is otherwise owned by a bank will not be pursued because of the difficulty and resources required to get the bank to address any issues that need to be corrected.
- Code Enforcement cases will now be investigated in accordance with the following priority. For example, cases in Category 3 will only be pursued when there are no pending cases in Category 2.
Category 1 (First Priority): Life and Public Safety Violations (including signs within the sight visibility triangle)
Category 2: Illicit Discharge Violations / Stormwater Management
Category 3: Land Development Code Violations (except nuisances), including signs within the ROW
Category 4: Nuisance Violations (junk, all other signs, etc.)
Category 5: Standard Housing Code Violations (unmowed yard, etc.)
Category 6: Violations of the Irrigation Ordinance