Code Enforcement

Staff & Operations

The City of Jacksonville currently has one full time licensed code enforcement officer. This officer is responsible for inspecting every lot located inside the city limits, looking for compliance with city ordinances pertaining to:

  • Conservation
  • Maintenance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Safety of Existing Residential and Commercial Properties
  • Sanitation

The department monitors over 100 violations a month. To accomplish this, the city is divided into seventeen (17) zones and the inspections are done by driving every street in a zone until all zones have been inspected. Concerned citizens are encouraged to call and report possible violations.

Codes Compliance Benefits

The City of Jacksonville codes are intended to benefit everyone while making our neighborhoods a better place to live, work, and play. Compliance with these standards can: 

  • Deter Crime
  • Maintain Property Values
  • Prevent Deterioration of Your Neighborhood
  • Reduce Vandalism

Common Violations

Common Violations in Jacksonville include:

  • Graffiti
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Illegal Signs
  • Junked Vehicles
  • Unclean Premises
  • Weeds and Grass Over 12 Inches High