The Code Compliance Officer for the City of Hutchins is responsible for enforcing City Ordinances regarding property located within the city limits of Hutchins.
The most obvious functions of Code Compliance within communities are controlling the battle of the blight. Code Compliance Officers have a very visible role in the community from the standpoint that the decisions they make and how effectively they perform their duties can have a major impact on the property values and image of the community. A commonality among all municipalities is that they have buildings, homes, and properties that will age over time. Code Compliance Officers support and enhance property values through effective compliance of property standards, while working to keep aging buildings, homes, and properties from deteriorating and becoming “eyesores” to the community. Every community face struggles with vacant buildings, trash, tall grass and weeds, graffiti, and inoperable vehicles. Studies have shown that communities that have blight and deteriorated properties may eventually see an increase in the amount of crime and a significant decrease in property values. Code Compliance Officers provide the first line of action in making sure that these issues are managed in a responsible and effective way.
Code Compliance Officer Definition:
“A Code Compliance Officer is a sworn or non-sworn inspector, officer or investigator, employed by a city or county, who possesses specialized training in, and whose primary duties are the prevention, detection, investigation, and enforcement of violations of laws regulating public nuisance, public health, safety, and welfare, public works, business activities and consumer protection, building standards, land-use, or multiple affairs.”
The City Ordinances which are most often violated by residents are:
- Article 8.03 – JUNKED VEHICLES
- Article 6.03 – TALL WEEDS, BRUSH & UNSIGHTLY VEGETATION
- Section 33.2 – RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS – SPECIAL OFF-STREET PARKING PROVISIONS
Online Code Compliance
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Code Compliance issues, please contact:
(972) 225-2225 ext. 222
jsalas [at] cityofhutchins.org ()