When a complaint is filed, city staff investigate to verify whether the condition violates code. If so, the responsible individual is asked to take corrective measures to comply. If compliance is not met by the specified deadline, penalties and enforcement actions may begin as outlined in MMC Chapter 4.02.
You can file a code complaint online by choosing from the most commonly reported violations below. To ensure that the complaint gets to the correct department, please select “submit your code compliant online” below the most appropriate category listed.
You can also download and print a code complaint form or pick one up at the Public Safety Building (1635 Grove St.), City Hall (1049 State Ave.) or Public Works (80 Columbia Ave.). Complete the form and deliver it to the Public Safety Building during regular office hours.
Submit your code complaint regarding a public nuisance online
ON-STREET PARKING(illegal/junk vehicle parked on a public street, not private property)
Submit your code complaint regarding on-street parking online
ANIMAL CONTROL(barking dog, stray and dangerous animals, chickens, beekeeping, etc.)
Submit your code complaint regarding animal control online
MMC Chapter 6.25
Report Graffiti online
Graffiti Abatement Program
Consent to enter property - Graffiti Abatement Program
LAND USE STANDARDSMMC Title 22 (critical areas/wetland violations, operating a business without a license or in an inappropriate land use district, setback violations, illegal grading, etc.)
Submit your code complaint regarding a land use issue online
BUILDING CODEMMC Title 16 (construction without a permit, dangerous buildings, etc.)
Submit your code complaint regarding a building code issue online
ILLICIT DISCHARGE(discharging pollutants or hazardous materials into the city’s storm system or other waterbody)
Submit your code complaint regarding illicit discharge online