When a property owner fails to correct a City Code violation after being notified by the City and does not communicate the reason for noncompliance with the Code Enforcement Official, the City will move forward with disciplinary action. The disciplinary action depends on the violation. Typically, this involves issuing a citation to the property owner.
Violations of City Code are misdemeanor offences, which may carry a penalty of up to 90 days in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine. After the City issues a citation, the property owner will be provided with a court date. The Scott County judicial system will impose disciplinary action after a citation has been issued.
When a property owner has tall grass or weeds (12 inches) on their property and fails to mow after being notified by the City and given 10 days to do so. The City will have the tall grass or weeds on the property mowed and bill the property owner at a cost of $175 per lot to cover the costs of mowing.