The city will endeavor to protect and preserve public health, safety, welfare and quality of life for our residents by investigating violations and enforcing city ordinances in a fair, equitable and unbiased manner.
Code enforcement plays a large role in keeping our community from becoming run down and unattractive to those who live, work or visit the City of Ranson. Citizens are encouraged to report any code violations which could prevent the preservation and protection of the integrity of the existing housing and business in the City of Ranson. It is imperative that citizens take an active role in preserving and protecting our community and reporting violations which threaten the integrity of our city.
Code Enforcement's primary objective is to:
Code Citations & Violations
- Educate the citizen regarding code enforcement issues
- Encourage civic pride
- Obtain voluntary compliance of city ordinance
In almost all circumstances, an inspector's first course of action is to educate the resident or property owner and issue a written notice that explains what the violation is and why it needs to be corrected.
- In the event that a written notice does not encourage a citizen to correct a violation, a citation may be issued to gain compliance
- Citations are used as a last resort and are easily avoided through responsible action
If a warning notice is received, citizens are encouraged to speak with his or her code enforcement officers in order to work our a solution to the problem. In most cases, the code enforcement officer can work with citizens to gain compliance.