Crime Prevention Through Code Enforcement

The city’s interagency Code Team was formed to address nuisance and derelict properties where multiple problems exist that cannot be handled by a single agency. With representatives from Code Enforcement, the Police Department, Animal Control, Social Services, Fire-EMS, and Building Inspections, the Code Team is uniquely equipped to pursue remedies to situations where there is a mixture of building maintenance or fire code violations, eyesores, illegal activities, unauthorized business activity, and sub-standard housing.

For more information on the Code Team please call 540-853-2344.

The Code Team is coordinated by the Code Enforcement Division. Referrals to the team come from the participating departments as well as citizens and neighborhood groups. The Code Team also works closely with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to bring the owners of such properties to court and enforce compliance with various city codes.