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Sanitation Code Violation

Sanitation violations are addressed by our SWEEP Officers who educate citizens about their responsibilities under the Sanitation Code and cite violations.  SWEEP Officers primarily address litter issues, dumpster violations, seasonal sanitary and safety issues, along with other solid waste issues on the street or walkway.  Sanitary violations that occur within the premises such as sewer/drainage problems, trash in a rear yard or alley that is not visible from the street/sidewalk,  or businesses illegally operating should be submitted to the Department of License & Inspections.