why do we need code enforcement?
The Code of Ordinances for the City of Olivia includes sections that cover property maintenance, signage, zoning, and public nuisances- such as uncut grass, accumulations of junk and debris, vehicles parked in yards. The purpose of Code Enforcement is to maintain property values and to improve the livability of the City by effectively eliminating blight and by having property owners maintain their property.
Property maintenance and code enforcement activities promote vibrant, attractive, and desirable neighborhoods; help maintain property values and the significant investments made by City residents; eliminate blight and deter crime and support effective housing maintenance standards. These are all for the benefit of the entire City – residents, businesses and visitors.
The City of Olivia encourages all citizens to contact city staff with any concerns they feel need to be addressed in our community.
Due to limited resources, the City responds to violations on a concern basis only. If you believe there are code issues in your neighborhood you may submit a written concern. Your name and personal information is confidential and will not be shared with the public.
How to Submit A Citizen Concern Form:
- Print and fill out a Citizen Concern form drop at our 2 convenient drop boxes located at City Hall in Olivia.
- Visit City Hall to fill out a form and submit it in person at our front counter between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
- Email a form directly to Code Enforcement Staff.
- Fill out the Online Citizen Concern Form and it will be directly sent to the Code Enforcement Staff.
Online Citizen Concern Form
All personal information will be kept strictly confidential. If the Citizen Concern addresses real estate nuisiances, the concern must include a property address or concern will not be accepted nor addressed.