Code Enforcement Officer Job Description

A Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) is a code enforcement officer appointed by the local government to enforce municipal ordinances.

Code enforcement officers enforce building, zoning, sanitary, health, hazardous, fire, plumbing, and parking codes.

CEO’s may also be known as building inspectors, building inspectors or code enforcement officers.

CEO’s have broad authority to inspect, investigate and abate violations within their jurisdiction.

Some code enforcement officers have the authority to enter private property to enforce codes.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Code Enforcement Officer to help us keep our city clean and safe. This is an important job that requires someone who is detail-oriented and has a strong commitment to public safety. If you have a passion for making your community a better place to live, then we want you on our team!

Code Enforcement Officer Duties:

  • Maintain and enforce the Township’s building codes, zoning ordinances, and subdivision regulations
  • Enforce penalties for violations
  • Oversee the enforcement of township rules and regulations, including, but not limited to the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance
  • Maintain an inventory of building permits
  • Develop and implement a regular schedule of inspections
  • Develop and implement community outreach programs designed to educate the public on the town’s building and zoning laws

Code Enforcement Officer Responsibilities:

  • Enforce zoning ordinances and building codes, including initiating and investigating property maintenance code violations
  • Attend Board of Adjustment meetings, and meet with property owners and their representatives to resolve code violations, including issuing "stop work" orders
  • Maintain, update, and file property rental/lease agreements and property tax receipts
  • Perform unscheduled property inspections to verify compliance with codes
  • Recognize and respond to potential hazards
  • Prepare special studies and reports
  • Perform other related duties as required

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bibliography or other vocational training certificate in code enforcement
  • 2+ years experience enforcing building codes and ordinances
  • Knowledge of building codes and ordinances
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate with residents, contractors, and city officials

At [Company Name], we are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, including but not limited to different races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We also encourage veteran and disabled applicants.