The Department of Code Enforcement mainly focuses on enforcing minimum housing, zoning, vacant building and health laws.
Primary Services to the public include:
See http://www.municode.com/ for links to the ordinances enforced by the Code Enforcement Office.
The office's main responsibility is to enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance (Burlington Code of Ordinances (BCO) Chapter 18), the Zoning Ordinance (BCO App. A), the Vacant Building Ordinance (BCO, Chapter 8, Art. 3), Health ordinances and to issue Public Health Orders (BCO Chapter 17)
The office is designated as the enforcement agency for several ordinances, includingBCO sec 17-9 (Pesticide applications), BCO sec 21-5 (Signs in the greenbelt), and BCO ch. 26 (Stormwater control).
In addition, Code Enforcement works with the Department of Public Works on illegal dumping of solid waste (BCO ch.s 14 & 27), the Department of Parks & Recreation on maintenance of greenbelts (City Charter, sec 211, 212) and the Police Department on illegal yard parking and nuisance abatement (BCO sec 1-9, 20-55, 21-19).