Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement seeks compliance with city ordinances pertaining to maintenance, sanitation, rehabilitation, conservation and safety of existing residential and commercial properties, such as:

• Graffiti
• 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.

Process:

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.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Tom Geeslin Code Enforcement Officer 405-485-9392 Ext. 113