Code Enforcement officers work to address neighborhood concerns from both an advocacy and enforcement point of view. Staff members work on a variety of neighborhood concerns such as: minimum housing code violations, abandoned structures, weeded lots, abandoned and junk vehicles and other public nuisances within the City.
Ordinances enforced by Code Enforcement:
- Abandoned Structures (See Title 9, Chapter 1, Article E)
- Minimum Housing (See Title 9, Chapter 1, Article F)
- PN-weeded lots, etc. (See Title 12, Chapter 3)
- Junk/Abandoned vehicle (See Title 12, Chapter 4)
Other criteria enforced by Code Enforcement:
Code Enforcement staff also works with neighborhood associations and other groups on a variety of neighborhood improvement strategies.
While many people think that problems can be immediately resolved by a visit from one of our officers, there is often a due process that must take place to achieve compliance.
- Problem identified (through citizen complaint or officer detection)
- Certified letter sent to property owner detailing City ordinance violation
- 7-10 days are given to the property owner to respond to the letter
- After that time has elapsed, a second inspection is conducted on the property
- If the property is not brought into compliance, a bid goes out to contractors to resolve the issue (weed cutting, removing the junk vehicle, etc.)
- The property owner is then billed by the City of Greenville for payment of the services rendered to bring them into compliance
A similar process is involved for structures that are abandoned or structurally unsound. However, those require action by City Council before the structure can be demolished.
For assistance or to report a possible violation please contact
Code Enforcement at 252.329.4110 or City Compass