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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement is one of the responsibilities of the Community Development Department in which codes, the standards and laws of the city, are enforced to assure that the City preserves the safety, health, welfare and appearance of the City. Together, the Code Enforcement staff work with other City employees to enforce city codes.

Code Enforcement is the shared responsibility of all residents, property owners and City Government.


The City's code enforcement program is primarily implemented as a combination of neighborhood drive-through and on a complaint driven basis. Complaints can be submitted by mail, phone, e-mail, our online complaint app, or in person at City Hall.

Complaints are prioritized by their severity and over all threat to public health and safety.

Our investigation priorities:

1. Conditions/problems that pose an immediate or serious threat to the health, safety or welfare of the public.

2. Conditions/problems that are not presently a risk or danger, but are expected to be in a short period of time.

3. Conditions/problems that are of high priority or concern to the City Council/Estero Municipal District Board of Directors, e/g/, EMID Code/Water Conservation and Rationing.

4. Conditions/problems which are not expected to pose a threat, but which may negatively affect the appearance of the City/District.


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