The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for investigating reports of any animal
that is being mistreated, vicious, suspected of having rabies,
sick or injured, or being a nuisance. Nuisances often include interfering
with people on the public right-of-way, damaging private
property, scattering trash, being habitually noisy, or posing a threat to
the general health and welfare of people or other animals.
The Complaint Procedure
We always suggest trying to work things out with your neighbors peacefully
before filing a complaint. To file an official complaint, you must fill out a
Complaint Form. Forms are available at the City Office or a printable version
can be found here Complaint Form. Another option is to submit the complaint electronically in
the section below. All complaints are kept strictly confidential unless
permission has been granted otherwise.
After the complaint has been filed, the Code Enforcement Officer will
investigate to determine whether a violation exists. If no violation is found
the complaint will be dropped. If there is a violation, a warning letter will
be sent to the violator explaining the complaint and giving them an opportunity
to resolve the violation without enforcement.
If the violation continues to exist after the time period given in the
warning letter, a citation will be issued.