Reduce Number of Active Code Enforcement Violations

When Mayor Strickland took office in January, 2016, there were 10,688 active residential and commercial code enforcement violations.  Since that time, the Department of Code Enforcement has worked to move properties into compliance at a faster pace, and has reduced the number of active violations by more than 20% through the beginning of 2019.  
Opened vs Closed
While working to reduce the number of overall active violations, the Department of Code Enforcement must continue to respond to newly reported violations.  The chart to the right shows the number of requests, both residential and commercial, that are reported each month compared to the number of requests that are closed each month. 
Active Code Enforcement by Type
The pie chart on the left shows the types of active code enforcement violations.  New requests are originally classified as "Open." Once an inspector reviews the property in person, they change the classification to a structural or non-structural violation (Violation (S) or (NS)), and the owner is given a certain amount of time to fix the problem.  If the owner does not correct the violation, then Code Enforcement can board up the property (Board-Up), take the owner to court (Court), or file a lawsuit under the Neighborhood Preservation Act (NPA).  If a structure is in extreme disrepair, it can be sent to Condemnation (CD) and the City will seek legal approval to demolish the structure.