The Code Enforcement Division is tasked with the enforcement of Clinton City codes and regulations in order to improve the quality of life in our community.
Clinton City codes and ordinances exist to protect property values, citizen’s rights, neighborhood aesthetics, public safety, as well as to prevent the accumulation of materials that could pose fire, safety or health hazards.
Code Enforcement Process
Once a written compliant has been submitted (including Name & Address of the compliant, the address of the problem and the nature of the problem) the code enforcement officer, will conduct a site visit, if upon the site inspection it is discovered that violations do exist a notice of violation will be sent. If no violation exists or the officer can not find the violation the case will be closed.
When violations of city ordinances exist, the owner of the property is sent a notice of the violation that includes what the violation is, a photo of the violation and any potential penalties that can be imposed if not corrected. Most violations are given 10 days to contact the officer (to establish a timeframe for compliance) or to be corrected, from the date of the notice.
If no contact is been established or upon arrival of the due date for compliance, a follow up inspection is conducted. If the violations have been corrected, the case is closed. If the violations still exist, appropriate penalties are imposed based on the violations and is mailed to the owner of the property.
If a timeframe has been established, inspections are then routinely done throughout and once the due date arrives a follow up inspection is conducted. If the violations still exist, appropriate penalties are imposed based on the violations and is mailed to the owner of the property.
The address used for notification is the recorded address of the owner at the Davis County Recorders Office.
Frequent and typical health and safety violations include,
- Improper address placement on buildings
- Improper length of weeds and lawns
- Improper placement of Basketball Standards
- Improper placement or height of fences
- Existence of graffiti
- Existence of inoperable or unlicensed vehicles
- Existence of junk, debris and salvage materials
- Illegal parking on property
- Improper maintenance of vacant buildings
- Improper placement of signs
- Improper landscaping
- Housing concerns including such things as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, protection from the elements, life safety, and safety from fire.