The zoning inspector continued to investigate complaints about possible Zoning Ordinance violations. Over 1,023 initial and follow-up inspections were conducted in order to determine if violations exist.
Violations of the Zoning Ordinance are enforced through civil citations and fines. The imposition of fines is used as a deterrent and is not intended to be a revenue generator for the county insofar as ensuring compliance with the land use regulations. In addition, the county does not have the option of pursuing criminal action. As last resort, some cases are adjudicated through the District Court.