How does the City know when a violation exists?
A possible violation can be received either by phone, in person, or in writing (letter or email), or City inspectors may, in the course of their duties, observe a potential violation. Once received, the reported violation is investigated before any official action is taken; if no actual violation is observed no further action is taken.
How am I notified of a violation?
The person and/or property owner responsible for the violation is notified by letter, issued a citation, or notified by phone.
What if I have questions about a violation?
You may call Code Enforcement at the City of Dublin at 614-410-4600 to discuss and explain the specifics of any violation.
How many days do I have to correct a violation?
In most cases once a violation notice is received the property owner has ten days to correct the violation, unless a hazardous condition is created, in which case the correction time may be reduced or immediate. Additional time may be granted in unusual circumstances.
Are re-inspections done to see if the property has complied?
Yes, usually within five business days following the date of expected compliance.
When is legal action taken?
If after re-inspection the violation has not been corrected, legal action may be initiated and the complaint processed by the City Prosecutor.
Do I have other options if I cannot or do not wish to comply?
If the violation is related to the City’s Zoning Code, you would have the option of applying to the Board of Zoning Appeals to either; 1) appeal the determination that a violation exists, or 2) request a variance from the requirement.