Code Enforcement seeks compliance with city ordinances pertaining to maintenance, sanitation, rehabilitation, conservation and safety of existing residential and commercial properties, such as:
• High weeds and grass
• Junked (derelict, inoperable) vehicles, etc.
• Dilapidated structures
It is the responsibility of the code enforcement officer to enforce the city of Blanchard codes (non-traffic) to ensure the health and safety of the public. When violations of the codes are observed or reported, the code enforcement officer will verify the complaint by inspection of the private or public premises to determine whether there are any possible violations of any fire, health, or building regulations, statutes, or city ordinances in order to ensure Blanchard maintains it’s quality of public health, safety and welfare for its citizens and will make contact with the property owner by letter and give instructions for eliminating the violation.
The City of Blanchard codes are intended to benefit everyone while making our neighborhoods a better place to live, work, and play. Compliance with these standards can reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values, and prevent deterioration of your neighborhood.
How To Report A Violation:
To report a complaint, please contact City Hall (Receptionist at (405) 485.9392). Please give your name, call back number, and the complainant. All information will be kept confidential.
Code Enforcement has to allow due process to occur when requiring abatement of violations. Upon verification that a violation exists, an officer may give a verbal warning to the occupant; issue a written notice and hang it on the door; or, send a letter of notification; all with a specific compliance date.
Upon re-inspection, if the violation still exists, a notice and order is sent to the last known property owner; in addition, you may see a notice posted on the property, and again a compliance date is given. Continued non-compliance may result in judicial remedies in Compliance Court or contractor abatement for such compliance with City Ordinances.
|Tom Geeslin||Code Enforcement Officer||405-485-9392 Ext. 113|