Committed to the proactive enforcement of our local ordinances and state laws to provide a good appearance and insure a healthy and safe community.
Code Enforcement Division – Operational Duties:
Code Enforcement has been provided for many years within the City of Edmond and became a part of the Community Image department as of July 1, 2002. Code Enforcement works to identify violations of City Ordinances and State Laws within the Edmond City Limits.
Through proactive enforcement, we seek voluntary compliance from citizens to help maintain the quality appearance of our community. Proactive enforcement does not mean aggressive issuance of citations. Proactive enforcement means to identify problems that need to be corrected before someone in the community feels the need to advise us of the issue. Once a code violation is identified the responsible party is notified to take corrective action. Over 90% of the time, after initial contact, the matter is resolved without more aggressive enforcement measures needing to be taken.
In addition to working Health, Safety and Welfare issues, Code Enforcement also issues Temporary Business Promotional Sign permits and patrols the business districts daily to insure all sign ordinances are being followed.
Another enterprise of Code Enforcement is the Edmond Neighborhood Initiative Program (ENIP). ENIP matches qualified citizens with volunteer groups that assist in correcting any Code Enforcement issues that have been found. In order to qualify for the ENIP program applicants must demonstrate physical limitation, financial hardship, medical hardship, have an active military spouse or other family hardships (i.e. Death in the Family, illness). Please check out the ENIP page for more information.
The Code Enforcement Division also monitors existing and new Oil and Gas wells, pipelines and pipeline crossings and the EPA Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program within the City limits. Annual inspections are made to insure Ordinances, State Laws and safety issues are adhered to and that illicit discharges into the sanitary sewer systems do not occur.
The Code Enforcement Division strives to keep City of Edmond one of the cleanest communities in the metro area and helps to coordinate local volunteers to work on projects to assist those in need to help maintain their property.
- Tall grass or weeds.
- Parking on the grass – All vehicles must be parked on a sealed surface, such as concrete or asphalt.
- Inoperable vehicles – No inoperable, dismantled, or wrecked vehicle is allowed on private property.
- Trash – No trash or abandoned, discarded items are allowed on private property.
- Unfenced swimming pools – Swimming pools must be fenced with at least a four (4) foot tall fence.
- Public Nuisances - Such as unsecured property, holes in the ground, stagnant water and any other items which are a danger to the public health, safety and welfare.
- Zoning Violation – Businesses operating illegally from residence, open-display, too many dogs (kennels), farm animals, commercial vehicles in residential areas, etc.
- Erosion Control.
- Property Maintenance Code issues – Fencing, broken windows, broken garage doors, painting, roofing, hot water, etc.
- Occupied recreation vehicle on property.
- Signs in right-of-way and on utility poles.
- Broken sewer service lines.
- Commercial Site Plan Conditions – Landscaping, hours of operation, number of parking spaces, lighting and other specific items.
- Other Miscellaneous codes.