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.


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