Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Responsibilities

We are all part of a larger community. The activities we pursue may affect others. Our actions can enhance or degrade the property and lives of our neighbors. Often violations of development and other regulations are simply a matter of not knowing the rules. A polite and neighborly “heads up” to an uninformed property owner many times will end a problem. When it doesn’t, it may be necessary to file a formal written complaint with the department. The following information is intended to help in that effort.

The Department of Building and Planning encompasses a broad range of responsibilities. Although not always immediately obvious, the common threads that tie our enforcement activities together are construction, use, occupancy and maintenance of buildings and structures, the use of land, protection of critical areas and grading activity on properties within the City of Bangor.

How do I register a complaint?
With the exception of unsafe or dangerous buildings or structures, if you feel an alleged activity is appropriate for investigation by or Department, you must provide us with a signed complaint either by letter or on a completed form available from City Hall. Written complaints must include an address or other identification, owner’s name (if known), and a complete description of your concern. You must include your name, address and phone number together with a request for confidentiality if you feel your personal safety or property would be endangered by disclosure of your identity. Anonymous or phone complaints can not be acted upon unless an immediate life safety issue is present.

What happens after a complaint is filed?
Once a complaint is received at City Hall it is reviewed for appropriateness and adequacy of information. Issues must be inside City of Bangor limits. Inappropriate complaints are discarded, returned to the complainant or forwarded to the correct department. A sequence of actions then occurs: The site is inspected, the complaint is verified and notification is then sent to the property owner. Initial action on a complaint will normally begin within 2 or 3 working days. An inspection of the site will occur within 5 working days. Resolutions however, can take weeks, months and sometimes longer depending on the complexity and legal ramifications involved.

Code Enforcement Complaint Form

Email: William Murphy Jr, Code Enforcement Officer

 

 

Contact Information
Planning Commission
Adam Burrous
07/01/2023-06/30/2026
Planning Commission
Carla Gray
07/01/2018-06/30/2024
Planning Commission
Dave Markel
07/01/2023-06/30/2026
Chair
Dick Watkins
07/01/2019-06/30/2025
City Councilmember
Jeremy Uplinger
Expires May 2026
Jeremy Uplinger
Planning Commission
Kevin Gruetzmacher
07/01/2018-06/30/2024
Planning Commission
Lynne Farmer
05/01/2019-05/30/2025
Vice Chairperson and Secretary
Steve Honeycutt
05/01/2019-05/30/2025
Planning Commission
Yvonne Beasley
07/01/2019-06/30/2025

City of Bangor

Phone: 269-427-5831

City of Bangor