The Code Compliance Process
- The Code Enforcement Process is first initiated when the Code Enforcement Officer notices a violation or recieves and confirms a complaint. If at all possible the property owner is first contacted by telephone or a visit and made aware of the violation.
- If the property owner is unable to be reached by telephone or a visit, the Notice of Violation is sent by mail. In this letter, the specific violation(s) are explained and the property owner is given 15 days to comply.
- If the property owner is still non-compliant after the 15 day period, the Notice of Penalty ($50.00) is issued and mailed out. The letter explains that the violation must be corrected immediately to prevent further penalties of ($50.00) a day per violation and that unpaid charges may result in legal action.
- If the violation still exists, the third and Final Notice is sent and represents 14 days of non-compliance for a total of $700, including previous unpaid citations.
- After the Final Notice, all papers will be sent to the Town Attorney who will pursure further legal action.