Code enforcement services receive and track citizen requests and enforce City Property Maintenance and Nuisance Codes.
Definition of Nuisance
Whatever is injurious to health, indecent, or unreasonably offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property so as essentially to interfere unreasonable with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property is a nuisance.
Some Examples of Nuisances
All noxious weeds and other rank growth upon public or private property. All weeds, vines, brush, dead or diseased trees, rank growth or objectionable vegetation which constitutes a health, safety, fire hazard, is injurious to the senses, and objection to the free use of property or interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property.
Maintaining a structure in a partially or otherwise incomplete condition after the expiration of the building permit to erect said structure.
Ordinance Enforcement Officer
The Ordinance Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing adherence to all city ordinances. Once violations are identified, the property owner is notified through verbal and written warnings but may result in the issuance of a citation to appear in court if the situation warrants.
Citations are issued by the Albertville Police Department and require the property owner to appear in court to answer the charges. Violations are punishable by a fine up to $500, imprisonment or both depending on the severity of the situation.