The City of Collinsville uses code enforcement to seek correction of public nuisances as defined by City Ordinances and State Statutes. A public nuisance is generally defined as a condition that affects the community's health, safety, and welfare. Some of the most common public nuisances are high grass, trash accumulations, and unsecured or dilapidated buildings.
A private nuisance, which is not enforceable by the city, generally only affects adjoining properties such as improperly installed fences or trees that overhang a neighbor's house. The City of Collinsville does not enforce neighborhood Covenants and Homeowner's Associations (HOA).