In an effort to maintain a quality City environment, the Code Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department monitors enforcement activities ensuring properties are in compliance with the La Habra Heights Municipal Code. The City's Code Enforcement is complaint driven, and is the process by which the City gains compliance with its laws, regulations and permits. The City's Code Enforcement Process starts after a citizen files a complaint with the Community Development Department. Staff visits the property to determine if a code violation exists. If a violation is discovered, a notice is issued to the property owner or tenant. Since most violations exist through simple, unintentional acts contrary to a regulation, the majority of cases are resolved soon after the initial notification. Compliance is accomplished when the owner or tenant obtains proper permits, makes necessary repairs, or abates the conditions which constitutes the violation. Where the owner fails to comply voluntarily, the City pursues a variety of administrative enforcement actions, which may include going to court, if necessary.

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