What is Code Enforcement?
Code Enforcement includes the inspection, improvement, and rehabilitation of environmental hazards on public and private property by determining the presence of health hazards, nuisance violations, unsafe building conditions, junked and inoperable motor vehicles and violations of any health regulations or ordinances. Violations may be located by the Code Enforcement Officer or reported by any person. Upon inspection by the Code Enforcement Officer, the violator is notified of the violation, instructed on possible solutions and given a time frame in which to have the violation corrected. Non-compliance may result in the City of Statesville correcting the problem and billing the property owner for all work required, and/or a complaint being filed in Municipal Court against the violator.
The City of Statesville is governed by a collection of rules called the Code of Ordinances. The code contains ordinances of a general and permanent nature prescribed for and affecting the public as a whole.
With the high visibility and volatility of violations which often affect everyone in the city at some point, the Code Enforcement Officer is often the mediator between complainant and a violator. A solution to a violation must be fair to all parties involved, while bringing the violation within compliance of local laws.