Filing a Complaint:
Gem County residents may file a complaint either verbally, or in writing, with the
Code Enforcement Officer (complaint form). The complaint must identify the
property owner, location of the property and suspected ordinance violation.
The Code Enforcement Officer will proceed with a routine investigation within 10
business days from receipt of the complaint. He will verify the alleged violation
and research information regarding the case.
If no violations are found, the complainant is notified and no further action is
If a violation is confirmed, the property owner will be notified in person, or by written notice,
describing the violation and options available to abate the problem. They will be
given a specific time-frame in which to complete the violation.
Failure to Respond:
The property owner, and/or tenant, will be given a specific timeframe in which to
either correct the violation or start the abatement process. If the property
owner, and/or tenant, fails to do so within the allotted timeframe, they may be
issued a criminal misdemeanor citation or be prosecuted through other legal