A complaint has been filed against my property. What happens now?
All complaints must be verified before any action is taken on our part, therefore a Code Officer will visit your property to confirm the validity of the complaint. If the complaint is valid, the Officer will explain to you all violations that currently exist on your property and the actions necessary to correct them. You will also be a given a time frame to correct the violations. The goal of Code Compliance is to achieve voluntary compliance whenever possible. If however, you choose not to work with the County to correct the outstanding issues, you can be cited and ordered to appear in Nevada County Superior Court.
Why was I reported for a violation and not my neighbor?
Code Compliance investigations are the result of public complaints, or referrals from the Board of Supervisors or other agencies regarding conditions on specific properties. We are obligated to act upon those complaints and resolve any violations that may be present. Every effort is made to enforce Nevada County standards fairly and consistently. If conditions on another property are of concern to you please report them to the Code Compliance Division, using the Complaint Form.
How long will I be given to correct the violations on my property?
The length of time given to each property owner varies based on each case and the violations present. Our goal is voluntary compliance whenever possible and we will work with you to achieve this goal.