ZONING VIOLATIONSZoning violations address violations of the land use regulations in the City Code. The Zoning codes are interpreted by the Planning and Zoning Director and enforced by the Code Compliance Department. Each part of the City has a zoning designation (such as single family residential, multifamily residential, commercial, etc.). The land use regulations identify what type of activity and buildings are permitted in each zone. A use, which is not permitted, must be discontinued or a variance may be obtained from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Courtesy Notices are issued as a result of inspections by a Code Compliance Officer. An inspection can be conducted as a result of a complaint, observation by the Officer or a scheduled annual inspection. If additional time to comply is needed, the property owner / business owner may request additional time from the Director or Assistant Director. If an area of concern is discovered the following occurs:
*Some violations require additional time to correct. Should this be necessary an extension can be requested by sending a letter to the Code Compliance Department or by applying for an extension online. Extensions can only be granted for cases, which have not been heard by the Special Master. If the Special Master has heard a case only the Special Master can grant an extension.