A letter from the Code Compliance Division indicates violations of City ordinances have been observed on property you own or is under your control. While many citizens properly maintain their property, sometimes property owners need a reminder of their responsibilities.
Here are some points to consider if you receive a letter:
- Be sure you understand what the violations are and what must be done to correct them. Consider making a quick phone call to the inspector if you have questions about the letter’s contents. The City’s Property Maintenance Inspectors can be reached at 217-403-7070.
- Be sure you know the compliance date -the date by which you must have the violations corrected by. Contact the inspector to see if you are eligible for an extension if additional time is needed.
- If you received a letter for property you no longer own, please contact us at 217-403-7070. In some cases, there is a delay between when a property is sold and when the City’s records are updated to reflect the transfer of ownership.
- In all cases, correct the violations as soon as practical. Do not wait until the last day to begin repairs. Failure to correct the violations could cause the City to take legal action.
- In the case of nuisance violations, the City may abate the nuisance and send you a bill for the service, along with additional administrative fees.