Chapter 29: Code Enforcement

Code enforcement is the enforcement of local government ordinances and state laws that are designed to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.  “Code enforcement” is a general term that describes the processes and tools that local governments use to gain compliance with property maintenance, housing, building, and zoning codes.

This chapter will discuss the applicable laws and legal issues for gaining compliance.  

Topics Include:

  • Benefits of Code Enforcement
  • Regulation Authority of Local Governments
  • Types of Code Enforcement Ordinances
  • Enforcement Methods
  • Tips to Achieve Successful Outcomes
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