The code enforcement officer helps retain the community’s appeal by enforcing land use ordinances. They make sure building and zoning laws are followed, and unkempt properties are maintained by their owners.
The purpose of these codes is to ensure that properties meet the minimum standard to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare.
In addition, Codes Enforcement enforces The International Property Maintenance and Harriman Municipal codes and zoning which address public health and safety, including regulations related to:
Health and sanitation nuisances
High grass and weeds
Overgrown and dirty lots
Inoperative motor vehicles
Additional duties include assisting with the maintenance of job related information including maps and plats, preparing and submitting complaints of zoning violations and building ordinances, discussing legal actions against property owners with the City Attorney and preparing legal documents for City Court cases.