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Common Code Violations
Below is a list of common code violations:
  • Health and sanitation nuisances
  • High grass and weeds
  • Overgrown and dirty lots
  • Temporary signs placed in Right-Of-Way
  • Unsafe structures
  • Stagnant water
  • Inoperative motor vehicles


The goal of our codes enforcement program is to educate citizens and encourage voluntary compliance. This is done by issuing a Notice of Violation (NOV).  An NOV is not a fine, rather it is a warning, in the form of a tag left at a residence or business or a certified letter, which lists the code violations that apply to the property identified on the tag or letter.  A follow up inspection will be made by the Codes Enforcement Department soon after the compliance deadline to determine if the violations have been corrected.  If the violations are not corrected by the compliance deadline, identified on the tag and letter, then a citation will be issued for the violator to appear at a hearing before an Administrative Hearing Officer (AHO).  The AHO has the authority to issue a fine of up to $500 per violation. 

Compliance with these ordinances ensures that city neighborhoods are clean, safe places to live, work, and play and can help reduce vandalism, deter crime, and maintain property values.  While these goals may sound simple, cooperation and support from businesses, property owners, and citizens are necessary to make them attainable.


Should you notice any of these violations or other concerns not identified above, please contact Building Codes and Safety Officer Andrew Morkert at (423) 468-1868.

City of Collegedale | 4910 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN 37315-1880 | Ph: (423) 396-3135 | Fx: (423) 396-3138 | Community Contacts