The Code Enforcement Department is operated solely by our Code Enforcer, Timothy Ratcliffe. He performs a variety of of technical duties in support of the Town’s code enforcement program; monitors and enforces applicable town ordinances, codes and regulations related to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety and other matters of public concern. Serves as a resource and provides information on Town regulations to property owners, residents, businesses and the general public.
Code Enforcement Staff
Timothy Ratcliffe serves as the Code Enforcement Officer. Due to the Code Enforcer’s variety of duties he is in and out of the office.
Enforcing all of the Town’s ordinances
Issuing building permits
Conducting home inspections
Investigating and following up on citizen complaints
Ensuring that trash and recycle bins are being properly used
Conducting setback inspections
Supervising demolition and removal of dilapidated buildings
Coordinating with contractors for property cleanup
Assisting Animal Control with dogs running at large or any other animal issues
Coordinating tow truck for junk car removal
Obtaining warrants for customers who interfere/tamper with meters
Testifying in court on criminal cases
Processing rezoning applications – which includes posting the property, posting an ad in the newspaper, sending letters to the neighbors of the affected property, attending planning board meetings
Reviewing site plans
While this is not an exhaustive list of all of Timothy’s responsibilities, it gives an overview of them.
Contact Code Enforcement
Phone: (336) 578-3443 Ext. 225