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 unreasonably with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property is a nuisance.
Some Examples of Nuisances (to include but not limited to)
- Tall grass/weeds and other over growth upon public or private property. All weeds, vines, brush, dead or diseased trees, or objectionable vegetation which constitutes a health, safety, or fire hazard; or is injurious to the senses, and objectionable to the free use of property
- Inoperable vehicles, scrap or junk
- Litter or lawn/property clutter
- Abandoned property
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.
Report a Nuisance
- If you need to report a nuisance, please contact the Ordinance Enforcement Officer.