To protect the village character and small town atmosphere of Springdale the Town enforces its land use and nuisance ordinances. The Town usually tries to work cooperatively with property owners in resolving ordinance violations on properties. However, on occasion more direct enforcement of the code is necessary to ensure compliance.
The process for enforcing the Town Code is found in section 4-3 and 10-4 of the Code and is summarized as follows:
Because of limited resources, the Town utilizes a complaint-driven process and pursues direct enforcement of the Code only upon receiving a written complaint of alleged violations. An ordinance violation complaint form can be downloaded here.
Because the Town’s enforcement process includes criminal penalties, the process following the issuance of a notice of violation can take a significant amount of time to resolve. Because of time involved in court actions, it is easy to assume that nothing is happening regarding the violation or perhaps that the issue has been dropped. If you have a question about a specific action, you are welcome to call the Town Hall at (435) 772-3434 to get an update on what is happening.