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Code complaints will be investigated in Norman

Norman city code enforcement officers will look at violations citywide, beginning March 15. Their enforcement efforts had focused on central Norman, officials said.
BY JANE GLENN CANNON jcannon@opubco.com Published: February 21, 2012
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Starting March 15, city code enforcement officers will be on the lookout for violations citywide. Previously, their enforcement efforts focused on central Norman.

The program will continue to be centered on urban areas, but rural residential subdivisions and other nonurban area violations will be worked when they are found, Revitalization Manager Linda Price said.

Code violations include high weeds, parking violations, inoperable vehicles and unsecured buildings that pose a health and safety hazard, Price said.

Previous proactive enforcement efforts were limited to certain central Norman neighborhoods “and were very limited,” Price said.

Code inspectors have primarily responded to complaints registered with the city, Price said. The new effort means code inspectors will initiate action on their own if they spot violations.

Officers will continue to respond to complaints made to the city, Price said.

Complaints can be registered by calling 366-5396 or online at www.normanok.gov.