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Code Enforcement
Mission Statement:
“To enhance the community through the administration of a fair and unbiased compliance program.”

Who we are... 
  • The Code Enforcement Division team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Avondale.
  • We protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of local laws and regulations adopted by the Avondale City Council which serve as community standards.
  • Ensuring compliance with these standards we help to reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values, and prevent deterioration of neighborhoods.
  • We actively work with citizens and neighborhood groups to provide public education on city code requirements.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information. For your convenience, please use our online complaint form or myAvondale smartphone app to report a suspected code violation.
  • View our "What is Code Enforcement?" informational brochure:  ENGLISH | SPANISH 

Code EnforcementOur process...

  • Potential violations are discovered through our Neighborhood Focus Program - Avondale PROUD, citizen complaints, and referrals from other agencies or departments.
  • Once a violation is identified, the responsible party is issued a notice providing reasonable time to correct the issue.  
  • Periodic follow-up inspections may be conducted to determine if compliance has been met.
  • If compliance has not been achieved, additional time may be provided depending on the circumstances and severity of the violation.
  • A great deal of emphasis is placed on obtaining voluntary compliance. However, if a responsible party fails or refuses to voluntarily comply with city codes then a citation may be issued. The citation may be civil or criminal, depending on the circumstances. A civil citation may result in fines of no less than $250 per violation plus surcharges. A criminal citation is a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by fines and probation.

Getting involved...

  • We encourage citizen involvement in identifying and reporting code violations. The Code Enforcement Division team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Avondale.
  • Together we can eliminate conditions that contribute to blight and deterioration and have a cleaner, safer, and more desirable place to live.
  • We value your feedback!  Please take a moment to complete our customer satisfaction survey.