Code Enforcement

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The Code Enforcement Department is a vital initiative developed by the City of New Haven to address concerns related to unsafe, unhealthy, or unsightly conditions in our neighborhoods and throughout the entire community. By addressing and rectifying issues that impact the well-being of our neighborhoods, we contribute to the overall improvement of the living experience for everyone in the City of New Haven. Our dedicated team works diligently to ensure that our community remains a safe, healthy, and visually appealing place to live.

Code Violations

Our office is dedicated to addressing code violations or 'public nuisances' that adversely affect neighborhoods and, consequently, property values within the city. By prioritizing education and voluntary compliance, our Code Enforcement team collaborates with residents, neighborhood associations, businesses, and other City Departments to cultivate a vibrant and exceptional living environment in New Haven. By fostering a culture of cooperation, we strive to ensure that New Haven continues to be an outstanding place to live, work, and play.

Zoning & Permits

If you are planning to start a construction project, it's crucial to assess whether your undertaking requires a county or city permit. Additionally, it's essential to be mindful of any restrictions outlined in your homeowner's association covenants.

While the City of New Haven does not play a role in enforcing homeowner association rules, our involvement becomes necessary if the required permits are not obtained. Permit considerations involve various factors, including the construction and placement of your project. Non-compliance may necessitate the removal of the project, incurring both time and financial costs for homeowners or businesses.

To ensure a smooth process, we encourage you to contact the City of New Haven Planning Department at 260.748.7040 before proceeding with your project. Our team is ready to assist you in determining your specific needs and navigating the permitting process effectively.