The mission of the Village of Chesaning Code Enforcement program is to promote and maintain a safe, clean, and desirable community. Code Enforcement helps maintain and improve the quality of the community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements.
On a regular basis Village staff patrols the community recording violations. This process entails documentation and digital photography. Likewise, staff also investigates complaints generated by residents. Property owners in violation of an ordinance will then receive a notice in the mail detailing the violation with a time-line for correction. Prior to sending out a correction notice, the Village must establish that a violation has occurred. If the property owner fails to remedy the violation, a second notice of violation may be issued. Failure to remedy the situation will result in a civil infraction being issued and forwarded to the District Court, who will then issue a court date.
Residents may submit complaints to the Village at any time. This can be done in person at the Village Office or over the phone. Please understand that the process to remedy any given situation generally takes several weeks or longer. Violations of village ordinances are a civil matter, and are enforced through the civil infraction process. This usually requires that an individual be afforded a reasonable opportunity to address the violation before a civil Infraction ticket is issued. If you have received a violation notice and need additional time to remedy the situation, please contact the Village immediately: the Village makes every attempt to ensure the property rights of both the complainant and the violator.