Code enforcement uses a variety of tools in an effort to achieve compliance. Education is just one tool that we use to work with property owners to address a violation. We will work with owners and provide a timeline to resolve the issue and to improve the quality of life in your neighborhood.
Common Environmental & Nuisance Violations
Illegal Parking - Parking vehicles on unimproved surfaces of the front, corner side yard or buffer yard of a lot in a residential district
Inoperable Vehicles - Vehicles which cannot operate on public streets
Overgrown Grass - Weeds and grass tall or taller
Renting - No more than four (non-related) renters at a single family home
Solid Waste - All property shall be free of solid waste, trash and debris
Trash Containers - All trash containers must be stored five feet behind the front plane of the building
Penalties & Fines
If education does not resolve the condition, code enforcement may use the following tools:
Abatement - City will abate public nuisance - unpaid costs can result in a property lien
Judicial Remedies - Criminal prosecution
Notice of Violation - Penalties of up to $2,500 per day and/or 12 months in jail
If you have additional questions or would like to make a report, please contact Norfolk Cares.