Code Enforcement OverviewCode Enforcement Process

The mission of the Lake Isabella Code Enforcement program is to promote and maintain a safe, clean, and desirable community. Code Enforcement helps maintain and improve the quality of the community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements.
 
On a regular basis Village staff patrols the community recording violations.  This process entails documentation and digital photography.  Likewise, staff also investigate complaints generated by residents. Property owners in violation of an ordinance will then receive a notice in the mail detailing the violation with a time-line for correction.  Prior to sending out a Correction Notice, the Village must establish that a violation has occurred.  If the property owner fails to remedy the violation, a second Notice of Violation may be issued.  Failure to remedy the situation will result in a Civil Infraction being issued and forwarded to the District Court, who will then issue a court date.  This process is shown on the graphic to the right that shows the steps involved in the ordinance enforcement process.

Residents may submit complaints to the Village at any time.  This can be done in person at the Village Hall, here on our website using the "Request for Service Form," via email, via mail, or over the phone.  Please understand that the process to remedy any given situation generally takes several weeks or longer.  Violations of Village Ordinances are a civil matter, and are enforced through the Civil Infraction process.  This usually requires that an individual be afforded a reasonable opportunity to address the violation before a Civil Infraction Ticket is issued.  If you have received a violation notice and need additional time to remedy the situation, please contact the Village immediately: the Village makes every attempt to ensure the property rights of both the complainant and the violator.

The Village has created a pamphlet which provides greater detail on the Code Enforcement process.  A copy of that pamphlet is available below:


Residential Rental Housing Licenses
Beginning January 1, 2009 all rental houses in the Village of Lake Isabella must be annually licensed by the Code Enforcement Department.  Inspections are required to be conducted at least once every three years. All of the information needed to comply with this program can be found here on our website.

 
If you have any questions, or are unable to access the resources below, please call the Village Hall at 989.644.8654.

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