Are there issues the City cannot enforce?

Code enforcement officers are unable to enforce if no violation of a code or statute has occurred. Listed below are several examples that code enforcement officers typically cannot resolve:

  • Property line disputes.
  • Unkempt properties, i.e., peeling paint, failing roof, dead grass, fallen fence, broken concrete.
  • Landlord’s failure to repair the roof or control parking issues at an apartment.
  • Tree branches or limbs hanging over the property line.
  • Legal parking on a public street (there are rules about what type and how long a vehicle can be parked on a street).
  • Barking or dangerous dogs or other animals. These concerns should be directed to Murray City Animal Control.
  • Certain actions on private property such as vehicle impounds are outside a code enforcement officer’s jurisdiction. Many other violations such as the ones listed above, however, are enforceable in residential yards and business yards/lots.
  • Although citations may be issued, code enforcement officers are not able to perform or facilitate the actual clean-up of waste/debris or vehicles from residential and/or business yards.

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1. What is code enforcement?
2. What do code enforcement officials do?
3. What types of violations can the City enforce?
4. Are there issues the City cannot enforce?
5. Can the City enforce homeowners' association (HOA) codes, covenants and restrictions (CC&R's)?
6. How do I file a complaint?
7. How long does it take for someone to respond to my complaint?
8. How long does it take to resolve a violation?
9. What are legal actions the City might take to resolve a violation?
10. Am I responsible for violations that existed prior to my purchase of the property?
11. Does the City patrol areas looking for violations?
12. When are code enforcement officers available?
13. What other agencies work with the City to resolve code enforcement complaints?