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Code Compliance

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Kenmore’s primary goal is the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. Kenmore also strives to be responsive to public complaints related to potential violations. The Code Compliance Officer (CCO) is responsible for enforcement of violations of the Kenmore Municipal Code, including but not limited to: construction code, fire code, surface water, nuisance, and junk vehicles and sign code. The CCO is not responsible for enforcement of any criminal violations.

How Do I File A Complaint?

It is the city's policy that the Code Compliance Officer, as part of the Development Services Department, conducts investigations on formal complaints. He or she receives formal complaint requests through our Citizen Action Request system.

How Are Complaints Investigated?

Upon receipt of an official complaint, an investigation will be initiated. Through property research, code research, and a site inspection, the Code Compliance Officer (CCO) will determine if a violation of the Kenmore Municipal Code (KMC) exists. If there is a violation of the KMC, the CCO will work with the responsible party to gain voluntary compliance with applicable regulations. This is accomplished through a compliance agreement, which requires the corrections to be made within specified time periods.

Failure to achieve voluntary compliance may result in formal civil and/or criminal enforcement proceedings.

Common Code Violations

Building Without a Permit
Cutting Trees Without Obtaining a Permit
Clearing Within Sensitive Areas
Junk Vehicles
Sign Code Violations
Nuisance Code Violations
Odor Complaints
Chickens

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