The Douglas County Compliance team strives to improve the community through the enforcement of the counties adopted ordinances. Below are some example complaints of what can and cannot be enforced:
|What We Regulate||What We Don't Regulate|
| Accumulation of solid waste (garbage piled up) |
Building without permits
Failed septic systems
Zoning (which land uses are permitted in which zones)
RVs used as single family dwellings
The number of inoperable vehicles
How much livestock permitted
Development standards (setbacks from property lines, etc)
Overgrown grass, weeds, or other vegetationEvictions
Criminal Activity (Please call 911 for emergencies)
Eyesores (unkempt yards or structures)
The primary function of our code enforcement efforts is to achieve voluntary compliance with the following codes and ordinances of Douglas County:
Should there be an alleged violation of one or more of the above referenced ordinances on a given property in unincorporated Douglas County (outside the city limits), the complaint process can initiate a county investigation.
View more common violations received by Douglas County on the Common Violations page.