What happens once a Code Enforcement complaint is made?

The first step Code Enforcement officers do is to go inspect the property and determine if the violations are against city code. Once the officer has determined that the property is against code, the officer will take photos of the property and attempt to reach the property owner or renter via the front door.

If there is no one in the house or on the property, the officer will then contact the property owner via regular and certified mail. The letter will explain the violation, and ask the owner or renter to clean the property up within 10 days. The letter also states that the property owner or renter can contact the Code Enforcement division if other arrangements need to be made.

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1. Who enforces the municipal codes for properties in the City of Palestine?
2. Where can I find the property codes for the City of Palestine?
3. Who are the Code Enforcement officers for the city?
4. What types of violations do they enforce?
5. How does one make a Code Enforcement complaint?
6. How many complaints does Code Enforcement receive?
7. What happens once a Code Enforcement complaint is made?
8. Do most property owners clean up the property within 10 days?
9. What if the property owner cannot clean the property up in 10 days?
10. What happens when a property is not cleaned up after 10 days?
11. I received a letter about my yard sale sign, what do I do?
12. How do I advertise my yard sale?