Our Community Development Code (CDC) and Building Code exist to protect the health, safety and well-being of those who live and work in unincorporated Washington County.
- Livability (tall grass, weeds, rodents, etc.)
- Right-of-way activity
- Noise issues (Health and Human Services)
- Exotic animals (Health and Human Services) Roosters or male peacocks are not regulated in urban unincorporated Washington County.
Property owners who violate codes may face hearings before a hearings officer, monetary penalties and/or property liens. We respond to potential code violations based on priorities:
- Priority 1 violations - Impact environmental/natural resources, pose significant health and/or safety issues or involve structures under construction that don’t meet code standards.
- Priority 2 violations - Disturb community livability or pose a lower health/safety risk.
- Priority 3 violations - Do not involve safety issues.
- Priority 4 violations - Do not pose harm; no life/safety issues.
We investigate complaints only if a completed form is submitted using the :
Pictures are helpful. To submit complaints anonymously, use the Code Compliance Complaint Form.
Code Compliance Officer