Maine Township has the authority to enforce various regulations in our unincorporated area such as property maintenance, garbage, parking ordinances, vehicle storage, exterior maintenance, accessory building and materials, vegetation, driveways and walkways, infestation and extermination, parkways, and snow removal.

The Code Enforcement Office was started in response to complaints from residents of the unincorporated area that local building and land use codes were not being enforced. The lack of code enforcement resulted in a deterioration of the quality of property in the unincorporated area. In 1997 Maine Township implemented a new state law providing for a township code enforcement officer. The landmark legislation was sponsored at the request of our township. The new law granted Maine Township the authority to enforce property maintenance, and garbage and parking ordinances, something it previously could not do. Among the possible areas of concern to our Code Enforcement office are vehicle storage, garbage, exterior maintenance, accessory building and materials, vegetation, driveways and walkways, infestation and extermination, parkways, and snow removal. Residents may refer to the Maine Township Ordinance Book for more details.

The goal of the Code Enforcement office is to ensure the compliance with community standards that will result in an improved quality of life for all residents and a continuing increase in property values for homeowners. The Code Enforcement office seeks to achieve these goals through educating residents about their responsibility as property owners.

Unincorporated Maine Township

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