What is a code violation?

A code violation is a condition tending to:

  • Reduce the value of private property
  • Promote blight and deterioration
  • Constitute an attractive nuisance
  • Injurious to the health, safety and general welfare

To respond to these conditions, the Town has adopted various codes and ordinances that help to ensure a clean and safe environment. Any non-compliance with the Town of Danville Municipal Code is considered to be a code violation. Some suspected violations are actually permitted activities.

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1. What is a code violation?
2. What is not a code violation?
3. What should I do if I receive a “Notice of Violation” letter”?
4. If voluntary compliance is not achieved within a reasonable amount of time, what is the citation fee?
5. What are the construction working hours in a residential neighborhood?
6. My neighbor’s front yard is very messy and has an inoperable vehicle and recreational vehicle parked on their driveway. What can Code Enforcement do?
7. My neighbor’s tree branches overhang onto my property and are dropping leaves into my yard. Can the Town make them trim the branches or remove the tree?
8. My neighbor’s dog barks all day and night. What can I do?
9. There are dogs, accompanied by the owner, that are off leash roaming around the Town’s community parks and private parks. What can Code Enforcement do?
10. How do I check to see if a building permit has been issued for a property?