This department is responsible for enforcing various chapters of the Oak Harbor Municipal Code that address public health and safety issues, including regulations related to garbage, construction debris, removal of vegetation, zoning, housing, dangerous buildings, environmental codes for stormwater, sewer, and solid waste, sidewalk obstructions, yard sale signs outside storage and other public nuisances.
The City of Oak Harbor enforces the regulations in the City of Oak Harbor Municipal Code, generally through a complaint-generated system.
Code Enforcement works in partnership with other City departments and Oak Harbor citizens to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex problems related to health and safety in our community.
Some of the common code enforcement complaints, the responsible department, and the contact information are listed below:
|Abandoned or Stray Animals||Animal Control||ICOM Dispatch 360-679-9567|
|Building Permit Requirements||Building Division||360-279-4515|
|Decks and Fences||Building Division||360-279-4515|
|Garbage, Trash, and Other Debris||Code Enforcement||360-279-4516|
|Junk or Abandoned Vehicles||Police||ICOM Dispatch 360-679-9567|
|Outside Storage||Code Enforcement||360-279-4516|
|Property Maintenance||Code Enforcement||360-279-4516|
|RV Parking and Occupancy||Police||ICOM Dispatch 360-679-9567|
|Sidewalk Obstructions||Code Enforcement||360-279-4515|
|Substandard or Dangerous Buildings||Building Division||360-279-4515|
|Weeds and Grass||Code Enforcement||360-279-4516|
|Zoning or Land Use Issues||Planning Division||360-279-4510|
By bringing violations to our attention, you are helping to protect your property values and the aesthetics of your neighborhood. If you are concerned about any of the preceding, we can help. If a violation has occurred, we will try to resolve it in several ways.
When filling out the Complaint Form, you may request that you remain anonymous if you wish. However, please be aware that your complaint is subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act and anonymity is not guaranteed. Additionally, please note that if the case is appealed or pursued in court, you will be expected to cooperate as a potential witness.