The Greene County Code Enforcement Officers are charged with ensuring that the living and working environment within Greene County unincorporated is healthy and safe, free from unsightly debris and potentially harmful structures.
Scope of Ordinances
The Code Officers enforce a wide variety of local ordinances including:
- Property Maintenance
- Short-Term Vacation Rentals
- Zoning, Signage
Our office administers a fair and unbiased enforcement program that strives for voluntary compliance. Educating the public on the ordinances and how they can come into compliance are key factors within our division.
Once Code Enforcement has been notified of a complaint, the department conducts an on-site inspection of the property. If a code violation has been identified and confirmed upon inspection of the property, a letter requesting remediation is sent to the owner of the property, notifying them that they have to correct the problem. Failure to comply will result in citations and court penalties which include up to a $1,000 fine per violation per day and/or up to 60 days in jail.
Some of the more common violations are:
- Derelict and abandoned vehicles
- Open and structurally unsound vacant structures
- Overgrown lots
- Unsafe and/or unsecured residential dwellings
Ordinances that Govern Property Maintenance
- 2018 International Existing Building Code, which was adopted by the Greene County Board of Commissioners as supplemental codes to the County
- 2018 International Property Maintenance Code
- Greene County Code of Ordinances