CODE ENFORCEMENT OVERVIEW
The City of Lakeport Code Enforcement Program is intended to ensure compliance with the City’s laws and regulations for land use, zoning, building, housing, and environmental health.
The Community Development Department places a high priority on code enforcement as a means of accomplishing adopted community goals, such as maintaining the quality of neighborhoods, avoiding nuisances, and protecting the environment.
The Code Enforcement Program is not intended to be selective or discriminatory against any one individual, group, area, or business. Alleged code violations are investigated by City staff as they are reported or discovered, and steps are taken to resolve confirmed violations prior to initiation of abatement procedures.
Voluntary compliance to correct code violations is the primary objective of the City’s code enforcement program. To this end, the Community Development Department staff is interested in finding solutions to code enforcement problems through meetings or correspondence with the property owner and/or tenant. Code enforcement actions involving abatement hearings and assessment of penalties are taken by the City as a secondary approach when attempts to gain compliance through voluntary efforts by the property owner and/or tenant are unsuccessful.
To download a Complaint Form click here. Fill out and return to the Community Development Department or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Common Reported Code Violations:
- Inoperable Vehicles
- Accrual of dry or dead vegetation
- Inappropriate storage of boats, trailers and recreational vehicles
- Accumulation of garbage, rubbish, automotive parts and junk
- Substandard Housing such as back yard labor camps and transformed storage sheds