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Code Enforcement

The City of Winterville's Code Enforcement Program provides the requirements to ensure public health, safety, and welfare of its residents.  The program is designed to help residents identify and correct violations which detract from the appearance of their home, neighborhood, and community.  A clean, well kept city increases property values and enhances community pride.

Our City Code Enforcement officer, Randy Gordon, investigates and resolves complaints from citizens regarding violations of adopted codes and ordinances.  These include, but are not limited to overgrown yards, neglected or dilapidated structures, illegal signs, dilapidated vehicles are a few examples of public nuisance that can negatively impact the quality of life in a community.

Complaint Procedure

A complaint may be made by contacting the City's Code Officer, Randy Gordon at wintervillecodeenf@gmail.com or 706-510-8424.

An inspection of said complaint will be made to determine if the property owner is in violation with city codes.  

A warning will be issued and 30 days will be given to bring the property or structure back into compliance.   After the 30 days and the violation is still not in compliance, the property owner may be cited with a court citation, at which a fine may be levied by the court.

Complaints remain anonymous.

Being A Good Neighbor Starts With...

► Keeping your lawn mowed.  This not only looks nice, but helps keep out unwanted insects, and keeps weed seeds from spreading. 

► Keeping your property clear of debris and garbage .  This helps keep it out of other yards.

► Making sure your garbage receptacles have tight fitting lids.  Garbage cannot be placed for collection more than 24 hours in advance of your pickup day.  Collect your receptacles within 24 hours after your pickup day.

► Making sure your vehicles are parked on a paved surface and not overhang a public sidewalk.  Inoperable vehicles shall be kept behind the house.  This includes boats, trailers and recreational vehicles.  

► Keeping vehicles, boats, RVs, and trailers operable, registered, and licensed unless completely enclosed in a garage out of view from the public.

► Broken windows must be repaired.

► The property owner shall be responsible for the placement of the site addresses which shall be place conspicuously on either the mailbox or front of the structure, so the numbers can be plainly seen from the street.

► All accessory structures, including sheds, car ports, detached garages, fences and walls, shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair.

► Cleaning up after your dog.  This helps avoid noxious odors and unwanted pests.  Receptacles are provided in the Pittard Park and City Hall areas for your disposals.

► Making sure your pets are not causing disturbing noises by repeatedly barking, howling, or whining.

► Trimming tree branches and shrubbery so they do not obstruct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

► Removing any fallen or cut trees, and limbs from your property.  Removing brush piles helps abate unwanted rodents and pests, and lessens the risk of fires.

► A permit for a yard or garage sale is not required, however, residents are allowed two garage sales and one moving sale within a twelve month period.  Signs for such sales are not allowed to be posted on any other property, road sign, or telephone pole.  Signs must be removed immediately after the sale is over.

► Contacting the Planning & Zoning Committee before starting any construction, remodeling, and installation of fences, pools or decks to verify whether a permit is needed.

► Building or performing construction between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. On Sundays and legal holidays work may be performed between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Legal holidays consist of New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.