Problems are addressed in a confidential, friendly and understanding way. On receiving a complaint, a code enforcement staff member will mail the property owner a courtesy letter explaining the alleged complaint and ask that the owner contact us for information on how to abate the alleged violation(s). The property owner is then given time to take care of the violation, whether it be by moving an inoperable vehicle to the garage, trimming back weeds, properly permitting a building or use, repairing a fence, or relocating trash cans and debris.
While most property owners comply after the first notification, those who don't receive additional notices and/or fines. In addition, some violations may be abated by the County at the owner’s expense.