Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement helps maintain and improve the quality of Collinsville's neighborhoods and commercial areas by seeking public compliance with the City's property maintenance codes adopted by the City Council to reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values, and prevent deterioration of your neighborhood.

Code Enforcement staff responds to complaints of a possible violation, investigates the complaint and initiates fair and unbiased enforcement action to correct those violations. Staff proactively works to educate property owners and seeks to abate violations through a combination of education, resource and assistance referral, and voluntary compliance.

To learn more about Code Enforcement, view the Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions.

Common Violations

Violations of these codes are often referred to as "public nuisances." The most common violations include:

  • Accumulation of junk and trash
  • Broken windows
  • Deteriorated fencing, walls, buildings, and structures
  • Illegal signs
  • Improper storage of a recreational vehicle or trailer
  • Inoperable vehicles
  • Parking on the grass
  • Tall grass and weeds