Once a complaint has been taken or a violation observed, what typically happens?
Once a complaint has been taken or a violation observed, the Code Enforcement officer inspects the site and researches city files to determine if the complaint is valid. If determination of a valid compliant is verified, then a first notice warning letter is sent indicating the violation of the section(s) of the Municipal Code and requesting voluntary compliance. If compliance is not met with the first warning letter, a second letter is sent, again requesting voluntary compliance and indicating the violation of the section(s) of the Municipal Code. The third letter is a request for an office hearing allowing the violator to air concerns but still seeking voluntary compliance.

If the office hearing does not result in compliance, the matter is then referred to the City Council for authorization for legal action through the city attorney. Even though the matter has been referred to the city attorney, the first priority is voluntary compliance. Some matters are resolved by the city attorney, some are resolved by the court.

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1. How are complaints brought to the attention of the City of Moorpark?
2. Once a complaint has been taken or a violation observed, what typically happens?
3. How do I request a reconsideration of the city staff’s interpretation of the Municipal Code?
4. What authority does the Code Enforcement officer have to enforce codes on my property?