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Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division of the Community Services Department promotes, supports and delivers exceptional service that our citizens can trust through efficient and effective neighborhood enhancement programs.

There are many types of City Codes. Code Enforcement takes an active role in enforcing all Zoning Codes and International Building Codes. The purpose of Code Enforcement is to promote the health, safety and the welfare of the citizens by preserving property values and keeping our community clean. This Division conducts approximately 1,500 inspections each fiscal year.

City Hall Code Enforcement Division
2330 McCulloch Blvd N. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Jerry Amann - Code Enforcement Inspector
Phone: (928) 453-4149
Direct Line: (928) 854-0722
Email: amannj@lhcaz.gov
Fax: (928) 855-7062
Primary Functions
  • Provide quality customer service by responding to citizen complaints and observed violations by addressing building and zoning violations within the community.
  • Monitor and assist the Building Division and the property owner in the correction of all building complaints, expired swimming pool permits, and red tags/stop work orders. This regulatory responsibility assures property owners obtain all required building permits and correct all violations related to their property.
  • Organize and coordinate neighborhood clean ups and abatements.
  • Review and approve all city business licenses for Zoning Code compliance.


Frequently Asked Questions

HOW ARE CODES ENFORCED?

The Code Enforcement process is typically initiated in several ways:

  • In response to a complaint by a citizen, departments within the City, or other outside agencies such as the Health Department or Animal Control.
  • Surveyed life safety issues by Code Enforcement investigators as they respond to complaint driven violations.

HOW DO I NOTIFY THE CITY ABOUT A POSSIBLE CODE VIOLATION?

You may file a complaint about a possible code violation in person, in writing, by email or by phone. The address of City Hall, phone numbers, and email address are listed below our mission statement. You do not have to identify yourself. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • The address of the property.
  • A detailed description of the situation.
  • The length of time you have observed the situation.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR A VIOLATOR TO BRING THEIR PROPERTY INTO COMPLIANCE?

In many cases, the property owner complies with all requirements as noted in the letter requesting correction. On average, 92% of all cases are resolved within 45 days and only 8% of all cases require more than 45 days. Approximately 2% of all cases require civil and/or criminal prosecution.

WHAT ARE TYPICAL VIOLATIONS?

  • Any unlicensed and/or non-operational vehicles that are not stored in the side or rear yard with fitted covers.
  • Trash, auto parts, dead landscaping debris and unusable items that are visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent properties.
  • Occupying an RV or travel trailer for more than 7 days per calendar quarter on an improved residential property. Camping on a vacant lot is prohibited.
  • Outdoor storage of business equipment and/or business supplies related to a home occupation.
  • Structures other than walls, fences or hedges located in the front, side or rear yard setbacks areas.
  • Citizens who place their trash to the curb more than 12 hours prior to the scheduled pick up time.

Information on Graffiti

CONTACT INFORMATION
Abandoned vehicles on public streets Police (928) 855-1171
Animal control, dogs running at large (daytime), licensing and vaccination of dogs, dead or injured animals Animal Control (928) 855-7479
Animal control, barking dogs, poisoning of animals, possession of fighting animals Animal Control (928) 855-7479
Animals, unsanitary conditions, dog feces Animal Control (928) 855-7479
Building, dangerous or substandard Code Enforcement (928) 453-4149
Emergency Fire (24 hours) 911
Fire hazard Fire (928) 855-1141
Garbage, overflowing garbage cans or dumpsters Code Enforcement (928) 453-4149
Graffiti, in any locations Code Enforcement (928) 453-4149
Inoperable vehicles parked on private property Code Enforcement (928) 453-4149
Shopping carts, abandoned Code Enforcement (928) 453-4149
Signs illegally posted Code Enforcement (928) 453-4149
Storm drains, illegal dumping Police (928) 855-1171
Street trees, trimming Parks (928) 855-1851
Vehicles illegally parked on public streets Police (928) 855-1171
Zoning questions Planning and Zoning (928) 453-4148