Code Enforcement Office investigates complaints from citizens, Monroe Police Department, Monroe Fire Departments and other similar agencies such as - Elderly Protective Services, Health Department, Home Health agencies, etc.
A summons is issued notifying property owner(s) of said violations and given instruction on how to meet compliance and when to appear in Environmental Court. Re-inspection is made if the property owner advises that they have met compliance or the day before their court appearance and if at anytime prior to the court date compliance has been met the case will be cleared and dismissed.
The Code Enforecement Division holds Environmental Court Hearings once a month at 9:00am at Monroe City Hall in the Council Chambers. These hearings will be held on all cases that do not meet compliance within the allotted time frame given by the Code Enforcement Office.
Code Enforcement Office sends a certified notice to the property owner which contains violations and orders the property owner to bring the property up to current City codes, secure it or demolish it within 30 days upon receipt of certified card.
A re-inspection occurs at the end of the 30 days to verify if the property meets compliance. If the property meets compliance the case is closed. If the property fails to meet compliance the case is forwarded to the City Attorneys Office for condemnation.
Federal assistance may be available to you for the removal of dilapidated structure(s). For more information, please contact our Community Development Division at 318-329-2256.
Condemnation hearings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month during the City Council meeting.