The Code Enforcement function maintains and preserves the integrity of buildings, properties, and neighborhoods in the community. They accomplish this through education and enforcement of State and City municipal codes and regulations. Residential and commercial properties that are poorly maintained can lower property values, negatively impact community pride, and contribute to an increase in crime and life and safety problems (also known as the Broken Windows Theory).
Studies have shown a marked decline in crimes against property and its inhabitants when properties are properly maintained. By addressing the "Broken Windows Theory", Code Enforcement staff greatly reduce the negative impact that unmaintained properties have on our community.