The City of Lawrenceville's Code Enforcement effort is assigned to the Planning and Development Department. The objective is to gain compliance with the cooperation of the property owners, occupants, or agents. Code Enforcement investigates and resolves violations of the:
- City Code
- Zoning Ordinance
- Property Maintenance Ordinance
All property owners and occupants are responsible for maintaining their properties in accordance with certain standards. These standards are designed to protect the environment and maintain the appearance and property values within the City of Lawrenceville. Review the Property Maintenance Ordinance for detailed information.
Code Enforcement Friendly Reminders
- Gutters should be cleaned
- debris should be disposed of by your sanitation company
- Pressure wash mold and mildew from building exteriors
- including front entry stoops, driveways, and walkways
- Check fences and decks for needed repairs, replacement, or staining
- Replace, repair, or paint shutters for a uniform look
- Perform routine maintenance on exterior paint to help with expensive repairs later
- Check home for wood rot and making repairs as needed
- Mow and maintain lawns, trees, and shrubs
- Perform routine spring landscaping
- Please bag and dispose of yard debris through your sanitation company.
Types of Violations
The various types of violations for Commercial and Residential Enforcement are:
- Illegal Construction - Section 11.2 (PDF) (building permits are required for most construction)
- Outdoor Storage(prohibited items stored outside a fully enclosed structure or business)
- Property Maintenance (trash, debris, dead trees, high grass, exterior of buildings, etc.)
- Signs (PDF) (regulations include quantity, size, type, and location)
- Unlicensed Businesses (an occupational tax certificate is required for all businesses)
- Zoning (PDF) (junk vehicle storage, overcrowding, etc.)
Code Violation Process
When encountering a code violation, Code Compliance Advisory Notices are issued as an initial step.
- Notices are intended to educate property owners, occupants, or agents with the types of violations, a corrective action, and a corrective date. Code Compliance Advisory Notices are not citations to appear in Court but are an effort focused on working with the community to correct violations.
- Citations are only issued as a final means to correct the violation.
Due to the volume of calls received regarding violations, the Code Enforcement Office will not return calls. Please leave a message and a case will be created and the complaint investigated.
View Violation Counts
View the current code enforcement violation counts using the online Code Enforcement Dashboard. Visitors of the site can view: