Code Enforcement Request Form
Code enforcement is an important department of Planning & Community development. The City of Ruston is committed to protecting the environment and enhancing the quality of life of its residents. The enforcement of nuisance, land use and building codes, cleanup of property, and beautification efforts are an important component of maintaining quality neighborhoods and an excellent community environment.
How to Report
Below you can download the Code Enforcement Request Form or fill out the webform form and submit this request online. Contact City Hall at (253) 759-3544
Understanding the Process
When the City receives a report related to a public nuisance or code concern, a windshield inspection of the property occurs. If a violation is observed, a letter is sent to notify the property owner and request their assistance in correcting the situation.
Our ultimate goal is to find a resolution to the situation and the process of resolving nuisance complaints can take time or may be more complicated that it first appears. Sometimes an illness or an aging resident may be the cause of an unkempt yard. Often we discover wrong addresses or foreclosed upon properties.
If a resolution cannot be achieved, the City then issues a Notice of Violation and may turn the issue over to the City Attorney for prosecution.