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Code Enforcement: What We Do

Code Enforcement is responsible for the enforcement of a variety of municipal codes and ordinances, which were created to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Chandler.

The enforcement of these codes will enhance the quality of life in our city and help to maintain healthy neighborhoods free from unsightly or hazardous conditions that can have a negative impact on surrounding property values.

The goal is to work with residents to protect neighborhoods and property values from deterioration and decline by educating the citizens of Chandler of the standards for the use and maintenance of all buildings, structures, premises and vacant land within the city.

The City is divided into geographic areas with a Code Enforcement Specialist assigned to each one. Each specialist is responsible for violations occurring within their assigned area. Generally, the enforcement of codes occurs on both a reactive (complaint from a community source) and a proactive (initiated by the inspector) basis. When a code violation is recorded, we open a complaint and work towards resolving the violation through a process of education, inspection, and notices. Continued violations are followed by progressive enforcement. Each code has its own set of enforcement procedures, however, the process generally follows this sequence:
  • Complaint received
  • Inspection conducted
  • Notice given to violator allowing time for corrections
  • Re inspection conducted
  • Civil Citation issued if violation is not corrected
  • Criminal prosecution filed if not corrected after the civil citation process
  • Abate (violation removed by City contractor) and lien.

For more information regarding Code Enforcement, please call (480) 782-4320.