The Code Enforcement Division operates under the direction of the Mills Police Department and receives assistance from Community Development, Building Inspector, Police, Prosecuting Attorney, Courts, and others to enforce codes. Our mission is to safeguard health, safety, property and public welfare of the Towns’ citizens through enforcement of ordinances and regulations adopted by the Mills Town Council. The primary functions of the Code Enforcement Officer are to educate the public in code issues and to work with the citizens to achieve code compliance to make Mills a safe and beautiful place to live and work. Some common complaints reported by citizens and found by the Code Enforcement Officer include but are not limited to:
- Junk/Junk Vehicles
- Overgrown Weeds/Vegetation
- Abandoned/Unlicensed Vehicles
- Trees overhanging streets or sidewalks
- Obstruction of intersections
- Illegal signs
- Fence compliance
- Parking and Impound Law
- Dangerous Buildings
- Business License Enforcement
- Illegal dumping/spillage of oil or other hazardous material on streets or property
- Parking Regulations
The Code Enforcement Officer strives to resolve code violations informally through the cooperation of the individuals involved. Many issues can be resolved through working together to obtain the goal of violation abatement. When a potential code violation is observed by the Code Enforcement Officer or reported by any other person, the Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an investigation to determine the validity of the initial observation or complaint. If there is a violation, the Code Enforcement Officer shall notify the responsible person(s) verbally or in writing. After a violation notice is issued for ordinance violations, periodic follow up inspections are conducted to determine if compliance has been accomplished.
Failure to comply with a Notice of Violation may result in Court Prosecution with the assessment of monetary fines upon the finding of guilt, and or abatement at the owner’s expense as provided for by Mills Code.
Citizens are encouraged to contact Jeff Neubauer, Code enforcement Officer at, 307-266-4796.