NOTICE: THE CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD HEARING LOCATION WILL TEMPORARILY BE MOVED BEGINNING ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013 TO THE METRO DEVELOPMENT CENTER, 444 S. 5TH STREET, 1ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM
The Code Enforcement Board was implemented in January, 2005 as an appeal mechanism for a civil procedure rather than a criminal procedure through the courts. To provide a more efficient process, it allows citizens to appeal a Notice of Violation or Citation issued that they believe was in error.
Presently the Code Enforcement Board hears appeals from Citations/Violation Notices issued by Inspections, Permits & Licenses - Property Maintenance Division, LMPD, Corrections, Solid Waste Management Services and Animal Services Department for notices regarding housing/property issues, public nuisance, noise, false alarms, booking fees, illegal dumping/trash and animal violations. The recipient of a Citation/Violation Notice has seven (7) days from the date of the notice in which to request an appeal before the Board. Upon receipt of the request the Administrative Staff will schedule the hearing providing the individual with a Notice of Hearing, by mail, stating the date, time and place of the hearing.
The CEB has the authority to:
- Adopt rules and regulations to govern its operation and conduct its hearings
- Determine if a violation of a Metro Ordinance over which it has jurisdiction was committed
- Subpoena alleged violators, witnesses and evidence to its hearings
- Hear testimony
- Make findings of fact and issue orders necessary to remedy any violation of Metro Ordinance or Code provision
- Impose civil fines
The Code Enforcement Board meets every Friday:
morning session beginning at 9:30 am until 12:00 pm and
an afternoon session beginning at 1:00 pm until complete.
Your Hearing Notice will designate the time period for
your appeal hearing.