Report a concern online
Use Request Tracker to report your concerns directly to staff. Select the nuisance type under Code Compliance.
Using Request Tracker ensures that the appropriate department will receive your questions, requests, and concerns.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for enforcing the municipal code regulations relating to nuisance and land use violations. The Code Compliance Division responds to inquiries, investigates complaints, and conducts inspections of alleged violations as set forth in the city's code.
To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Lafayette and create a more beautiful and viable place to live and work by encouraging compliance through educating the community in regard to municipal code rules and regulations.
- To report an animal problem, please contact the Police Department's Animal Control Division at 303-441-4444
- Illegally parked vehicles/trailers/junk vehicles on private property
- Landscape maintenance (weeds grass)
- Obstructed sidewalks/intersections
- Private property maintenance (commercial and residential)
- Snow/ice removal on public property (sidewalks)
Enforcing the Codes
The City of Lafayette Municipal Nuisance Code is a collection of regulations and procedures to provide safe, healthy, and attractive living conditions for all residents. We ensure our community's quality of life through the enforcement of the Municipal Code. This is achieved both proactively and through complaints from citizens.
We inspect neighborhoods throughout Lafayette in an attempt to correct violations before someone files a complaint.
When a complaint is received, an inspector is dispatched and will conduct an inspection within one business day of the complaint.
When There is a Violation
Upon finding a violation, a warning is sent to the property owner informing them of the violation and a date by which the violation must be corrected. After the deadline, the inspector will revisit the property. If the violation is corrected, the case is closed. If the violation is not corrected, the City may resolve the problem with an abatement action.
When a Violation is Not Corrected
After written notice, if a subsequent inspection continues to bear witness to violation of the Code, that violation will be abated (a contractor is hired to correct the problem [i.e. remove the snow and ice, mow down the weeds, remove the trash, etc.] and the property owner will be billed, or assessed, for the work, along with associated inspection fees) by the City.
In some cases, a summons to Municipal Court is issued to the property owner and/or a tenant.