Code Compliance Program

Mission


The Code Compliance Program has a commitment to preserve and protect the overall safety and welfare of the residents of Fayetteville.

About the Program


The Code Compliance Program enhances neighborhoods and works to ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of City residents through efficient and effective code compliance. All actions are conducted in a responsive and fair manner, focusing on customer service and public awareness, while respecting the property rights of our citizens.

View the Code Compliance handout for more information.
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Know the Codes


Keeping Fayetteville clean and green is the responsibility of all City residents. By learning to understand the importance of City codes, each of us will contribute to building a community that we can all enjoy and feel proud to share. Listed below are City codes the Code Compliance Program enforces.

Unsightly or Unsanitary Conditions on Real Property


  • Code 95.01
  • Brush, furniture, appliances and/or other items placed curbside outside of a scheduled trash-collection period is a violation of City Code. The City's Recycling & Trash Collection Division provides one free bulk pick-up per year for each household. The brush/bulk items may only be placed curbside once the pick-up has been scheduled. The City also holds eight Bulky Waste Clean-Up events per year which allow Fayetteville residents the opportunity to drop off bulky items for free.
  • If grass or weeds are 8 inches or taller on an occupied lot or 18 inches or taller on a vacant lot, Code Compliance may issue a notice to the property owner requesting that the property be mowed. If the notice is ignored, the City will correct the violation at the owner's expense.

Unsafe Building


  • Code 173.09
  • Homes or commercial buildings that have become dilapidated may be considered dangerous structures. These structures are often vacant and become home to rodents, snakes, and/or illegal activities that may threaten the health and safety of the surrounding community.
  • Depending on the condition of the property, the structure may be cleaned and secured or razed and removed by the City, at the owner's expense.

Parking & Storage of Certain Vehicles


  • Code 164.14
  • Inoperable vehicles should be stored properly according to City Code.

What Happens When A Violation Occurs?

 
  1. Door Hanger: A door hanger will be placed on the door of the property to explain the violation. If a property owner/resident receives a door hanger and has questions, they can call the number listed on the door hanger to speak with a Code Compliance Officer.
  2. Notice of Violation: A Notice of Violation letter will be sent to the property owner. The letter will be mailed by certified mail to the mailing address provided by Washington County Records.
  3. Abatement Measures: After the time frame given to the property owner to correct the violation has expired, abatement measures will begin. The time frame to correct a violation depends on the code violation.