CURRENT AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Code Enforcement is beginning a windshield survey to determine the most blighted areas of the City.
CODES ENFORCEMENT LINKS
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL ORDINANCE
SECTION 304.3 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE (ADDRESS PLACEMENT)
COMMERCIAL SITE PLAN CHECK LIST
Our Codes Enforcement Staff enforce the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code, part of the International Code Council.
Codes Enforcement’s mission is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain and improve the quality of our city by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal code, as well as working with residents, neighborhood associations, public services agencies and other City departments. The City of Tupelo adopted Ordinances and Codes
- Establish the procedure for the repair and demolition of dilapidated and unsafe buildings.
- Gives the City of Tupelo the authority to clean private property that is overgrown, unclean or has dilapidated structures on it.
- Set minimum property maintenance and community appearance standards regarding junk vehicles, junk, open storage, screening of junkyards
and restrictions on parking commercial vehicles in residential districts.
The Ordinances and Codes are specifically designed to ensure the absence of blight, nuisances, and to maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our city. This is done by working in partnership with the people of Tupelo.
Common Things That Our Inspectors Look For And Where to Find Them
||Code of Ordinances
Click on the Section number to go to that Chapter of the Development Code or the Code of Ordinances. The International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) is a copyrighted document and cannot be linked here. Our office has copies available for public viewing or purchase for $22.50.
|Who is responsible for enforcement of the Codes?
Abandoned or Inoperable Vehicles
Continuous Yard Sales
Illegal Street Vendors
Unlawful Use of Land
Commercial Vehicle in Residential Area
Abandoned Vacant Buildings
Housing Code Violations
Be A Partner
You can make Tupelo a better place by partnering with the City of Tupelo. Follow these simple steps to resolve the problem.
- Contact the responsible person and describe the nature of the problem.
Discuss how the problem affects you and solutions.
- Contact your Neighborhood Association and let them know the size and scope of the concern.
Attend neighborhood association meetings and get involved to resolve the issues.
- File a complaint with the appropriate department if all other steps prove unsuccessful.
A City Inspector or Codes Enforcement Officer will visit the location and assess the situation.
The violator of City code(s) is given the opportunity to voluntarily comply with the law and correct the situation within a reasonable period. If the violator does not voluntarily comply, Code Enforcement Division will have a public hearing giving a specific deadline for compliance. If the violator takes no action, the Division will take corrective action to remedy the problem. Several options are available:
- Board the property
- Demolish the property
- Fine of up to $1,000.00 and/or by imprisonment in jail for 30 days.
- Fine of $100.00 for the first day following the expiration of the order to repair, vacate or demolish or following the occupancy or re-occupancy of the building in violation. A penalty of $10.00 per day will be imposed for each subsequent day that failure to comply continues.
- Judicial Remedies are used when other remedies are not believed to have high probabilities of success. A violation of any provision of the code shall constitutes a misdemeanor, and the violator may be fined up to $500.00 or up to 30 days imprisonment or both for such offense.