Tag: code enforcement
  • Posted On: August 19,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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Capturing historical code enforcement activities is valuable to allow officers to understand patterns with repeat violators and specific properties. This in turn allows the officers to take modified actions earlier, reducing the time and effort to abate to bring the ...

  • Posted On: August 12,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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Public agencies have limited resources and allocating resources effectively is a fundamental strategic objective. Since frequent violators take more agency resources, it is important to be able to efficiently work through this issue.  Comcate provides tools to manage frequent violators ...

  • Posted On: August 04,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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With constant technological improvements, it is worth taking a look at what is on the market to help make yourself and staff more efficient.  One way to do this is through system integrations to help simplify workflow and automate tasks.  ...

  • Posted On: July 30,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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Code enforcement is focused on the prevention, detection, investigation, and enforcement of violations of statutes or ordinances regulating public health, safety, and welfare, public works, business activities and consumer protection, building standards, land-use, or municipal affairs. Because of the amount ...

  • Posted On: July 23,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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When a violation is verified, the best practice is to establish a comply by date.  The comply by date is based on agency policies. Some agencies apply the same period for all violations, and for other agencies, it varies depending ...

  • Posted On: July 15,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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Proper documentation is key for code enforcement notices, including capturing the violation with photographs. But with code enforcement already so busy, why should you spend time taking photos and what should you keep in mind while taking them? There are several ...

  • Posted On: July 09,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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Code enforcement deals with lots of paperwork since the daily routine involves giving notices to violators. This happens even more when dealing with those that don’t address the violation after the first notice and with repeat offenders.  Comcate gives users ...

  • Posted On: June 26,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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In today’s busy society, it is important to make sure you effectively document your case information and activities as this helps both you and the affected party understand more about the case and provides details if you need to escalate ...

  • Posted On: June 18,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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The role of code enforcement officers has significantly expanded in recent years.  The housing boom has brought a time of foreclosed and vacant properties.  Because of this, code enforcement officers have had to spend a great deal of time addressing ...

  • Posted On: June 11,2020
  • Posted By: Adreanne Hoppe
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This year has resulted in a record number of job losses, even in the state and local government sector with 981,000 lost in April and another 487,000 in May. What does this mean for agencies who are tasked with still ...

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