The mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to safeguard the health, safety, property and public welfare through enforcement of technical codes, ordinances and regulations adopted by the Riverton City Council. The primary functions of the Code Enforcement Section are to educate the public in code issues and to work with the citizens to achieve code compliance to make Riverton a beautiful place to live. Some common complaints reported by citizens include:
- Junk, Trash & Debris
- Zoning & Occupancy
- Prohibited Signs
- Dangerous Buildings
- Illegal Dumping
- Overgrown Weeds & Trees
- Illegal Structures
- Construction Without a Permit
- Snow Deposited on Streets
- Public Sidewalk - Ice Removal
- Abandoned Vehicles
The vast majority of code violations are resolved informally through the cooperation of the individuals involved. Potential violations are discovered through citizen complaints, referrals from other agencies and inspector observations. Once a complaint is received, an inspector will conduct an investigation to determine if there is an ordinance violation. If there is a violation, the inspector may notify the owner verbally or in writing. After a violation order is issued for property complaints, periodic follow-up inspections are conducted to determine if compliance has been met.
Failure to comply with a Notice of Violation, the City of Riverton Ordinances provides avenues for abatement at the owner's expense and/or court prosecution.
To report Code Enforcement issues, contact 307-856-2227.