Violation Flowcharts


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Violation Workflow/Charts


The process of identifying and enforcing code violations is outlined for each type of ordinance. Basic structure includes:


  1. Investigation of a third party complaint or initiated during the code enforcement officers inspection of public and private properties, while patrolling.

  2. Notice is sent/given to the property owner(s)

  3. Appeal process, if initiated by property owner

  4. After appeal process, if violation stands, resume allotted time for correction by property owner.

  5. Once the allotted time is up, action is take by municipality to correct violation (Please see the flowchart that matches a violation for complete procedure - right navigation bar in blue -->)

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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