Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement enforces land and property codes to ensure residents' health, safety, and general welfare. Our officer investigates various concerns such as minimum housing code violations, abandoned structures, weeded lots, abandoned and junk vehicles, and other public nuisances within the city.

Report a Concern

Report a concern anonymously online

Or Visit our offices in person at 200 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644.

Before beginning the reporting process, ensure you have a specific address for the location in question.

To report a concern outside of normal business hours, please call (864) 862-4461 or dial 911 in the case of an emergency.

Complaint Process:

For every complaint that our code enforcement officer receives, there is due process to ensure compliance.

  1. Problem identified (through citizen complaint or officer detection)
  2.  A notice is delivered by the officer to the homeowner or person responsible for the property. This notice gives the responsible party 7 to 14 days to rectify the issue(s).
  3. After the 7-14 days have elapsed, a second inspection is conducted on the property.
  4. If the issue(s) are not corrected upon the second inspection, the property owner will be notified in writing about the violation detailing the city ordinance violation.
  5. 10 days after the letter is delivered there will be a final inspection, if the property is not brought into compliance, a bid goes out to contractors to resolve the issue (weed cutting, removal of the junk vehicle, etc.)
  6. The City of Fountain Inn then bills the property owner to pay for the services rendered to bring them into compliance.

Property Maintenance Bored 

The property maintenance board exists to hear complaints, mediate between building officials, code enforcement, and property owners when called for, and listen to appeals. 

Members

  • James Anderson
  • Art Gibson
  • Ward Kellett
  • Vince Micelota
  • Mark Peters
  • Brian Underwood