I reported a complaint- How long will it take to resolve the issue?
Many people work at compliance as soon as they are educated about the problem. Some do not. If the complaint requires Planning Board approval, the process can often take two years or more. If the person chooses not to comply, the Ordinance Enforcement Department must follow strict guidelines.

Each reported violation must be personally witnessed. If the officer cannot gain access, they are not able to write a summons.

The inspector assigned to the area will conduct an inspection of the property, as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours of your complaint. If it is determined that a violation exists, the inspector may issue a notice of violation depending on the nature of the violation in order to achieve compliance.

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1. What is Code Enforcement?
2. How do I notify the Town of a possible code violation?
3. What type of complaint does the code enforcement officer commonly investigate?
4. I reported a complaint- How long will it take to resolve the issue?
5. Am I required to leave my name when I make a complaint?
6. What is FOIL and how do I request information?
7. Do pools require fencing?
8. What happens if I receive a violation?
9. Can multiple families live in one house?
10. How do I obtain a rental permit?
11. How many vehicles are allowed to be parked at a home?
12. Are there any Town codes regulating roosters or chickens?
13. What determines over clearing and who do I report a possible violation to?
14. Am I required to go to court when I am issued a Town Ordinance Summons?
15. What issues can ordinance not address?
16. How to I address a barking dog complaint and is there a leash law?