Reduce Number of Active Code Enforcement Violations

The Department of Code Enforcement works to move violating properties into compliance as quickly as possible.  Tracking the number of outstanding requests is one way to measure how the department is keeping up with its workload.  To read more about the complexities involved in the Code Enforcement process, please click here.  See below to view additional visualizations.  

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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.