Department of County Services
and Code Enforcement
The Department of County Services and Code Enforcement contains the Divisions of Planning, Code Enforcement, Solid Waste, and Animal Control. It is the mission of this Department to provide the citizens of Jefferson County with the means for future growth, educational opportunities, economic vitality, safe and efficient regional mobility, and sound environmental quality, while enhancing and preserving the quality of life Jefferson County citizens expect. To succeed as a Department, each Division must pursue individual areas of responsibility that support the achievement of a common mission.
Accordingly, the Planning Division ensures that land use decisions are based on sound growth management policies that are consistent with the Official Master Plan and implemented by the effective application of Chapter 400: Unified Development Order.
The Code Enforcement Division ensures the construction projects conform to the adopted Chapter 500: Building Codes including the Dangerous Building Order, Chapter 405: Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and Chapter 705: On-Site Sewage Treatment Code.
The Solid Waste Division enforces the Chapter 250: Solid Waste Ordinance and Chapter 200: Public Nuisance Ordinance, provides educational programs on recycling and coordinates the processing of violations of the codes and ordinances of the other divisions.
The Animal Control Division enforces Chapter 215: Animal Control Order to protect public health and safety by reducing the number of at-large animals in the County.
To find out more about one of these four Divisions, please select one of the divisions in the left hand column for additional information.