Code Enforcement Division

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Division to provide for the health, well being and general quality of the life of residents on properties within the Town of Youngtown through enforcement of relevant Town Codes and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and International Property Maintenance Code.

Who we are...

  • The Code Enforcement Division team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Youngtown.
  • We protect the public health, safety and welfare through the enforcement of local laws and regulations adopted by the Youngtown Town Council which serve as community standards.
  • Ensuring compliance with these standards, we help to reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values, and prevent deterioration of neighborhoods.
  • We actively work with citizens and neighborhood groups to provide public education on Town Code requirements.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.
  • For your convenience, please Send an Email to report suspected code violations.

Our process...

  • Potential violations are discovered through our citizen complaints and referrals from other agencies or departments.
  • Once a violation is identified, the responsible party is issued a notice providing reasonable time to correct the issue.
  • Periodic follow-up inspections may be conducted to determine if compliance has been met.
  • If compliance has not been achieved, additional time may be provided depending on the circumstances and severity of the violation.
  • A great deal of emphasis is placed on obtaining voluntary compliance. However, if a responsible party fails or refuses to voluntarily comply with Town Codes,  a civil  or criminal citation may be issued. A general penalty is defined in Town Code Chapter 1.12.010

Getting involved...

Additional resource Information...

To report mistreated, abused, and/or neglected animals, call the Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7585.

To call for pick up of dogs at large (dogs must be contained) and dogs that bite, call the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at 602-506-7387

To report a barking dog after hours, contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 623-876-1011.