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Compliance Procedure

14 Day Courtesy Notice of Ordinance Violation

A 14-day notice is a form advising residents there may be a violation on the property. The notice indicates, which ordinance(s) has been violated. The notice is not a citation. The notice simply states what action needs to be taken by property owner to come into compliance. If a resident receives a notice the resident will have 14 days to get the property into compliance. A reasonable extension can be made on an individual basis. After the 14 day grace period, an officer will re-inspect the property. If the property is still in violation, or other violations are found, a Notice of Ordinance Violation will be prepared.

Notice of Ordinance Violation

The notice of ordinance violation is issued after the 14-day courtesy notice. This is done upon an officer re-inspecting the property after the 14-day courtesy notice. If the property is still not in compliance, the Police Department will refer the responsible person(s) to the City Attorney’s office for the filing of criminal charges. Person(s) will be notified if charges are approved.

Abatement (To put an end to any condition)

When a property owner fails to clean his/her property within the allotted time, a judge can issue an order for the City to remove all or some of the violations on the property. All the costs associated with this will be billed to the property owner. This will also be subject to an administrative fee.

Repeat Offenders

The Department has the authority to forego the 14 Day Courtesy Notice. This may happen when a resident has received a notice within the past 12 months and similar violations are observed on the property within that time period. In a case such as this, the Department will document the
violation(s) and immediately file charges with the City Attorney’s Office. The resident will be notified by mail if charges are approved.

Restoration Permits

Restoration permits can be obtained through the City. This permit allows residents to have one inoperable or unregistered (where registration is expired more than 120 days) vehicle on their property. The permit is good for 18 months as long as the resident complies with the following:
  • The vehicle must be parked on a hard surface at all times.
  • The vehicle must be covered with an approved tarp or similar cover, except when the owner is actively working on the vehicle.
  • No parts from the vehicle may be stored outdoors on the property.
  • The owner of the vehicle must be actively working to bring the vehicle into compliance with City ordinances.
  • The vehicle’s tires must remain inflated and machining parts, body sanding, or body painting are not allowed at the residence.
  • Vehicle Restoration Permits will not be issued to any vacant parcel of land, any land zoned for commercial or industrial use, or for any vehicle being stripped for parts for other vehicles.
  • Permits can be obtained through the Records Division, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM To 5:00 PM, excluding legal holidays. Records Division telephone number is 336-3530.
At the end of the 18 months, the vehicle must be completely restored, operable, and properly registered or be removed from the property. Failure to do so could result in criminal action against the applicant.

To be eligible for a restoration permit the applicant must be the owner of the vehicle and the owner of the property where the vehicle will be stored. To view a permit sample click here.

 
 
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